On the appreciative side, however, we sometimes don't fully credit our sound technicians for cleaning us up. This video gives a pretty accurate picture of what they do the keep musicians literally on track!
Recently my friend and fellow musician, Keith Hammerick, posted this video on facebook. Another friend, Kirk Slaughenhoupt, who plays trumpet, spotted it and the dialog ensued. I've played with both these guys in a jazz band.
My cousin , Waylan Goddin, is a wonderful pianist. When I found this little cartoon video, we recognized ourselves.
But then we went on to indict leaders who don't actually lead.
That's the slipperly slope that transports accompanists to keyboard soloists. If you leave a hole, we tend to fill it!
Share your similar experiences in comments or on facebook. We'll moan in unison!