Today’s blog in video form. Here’s the finale of Theme Night #21.
Month: September 2018
An empty stage
The day after a big show is a strange one. Especially if you go back into the venue to collect some gear. The auditorium of the previous… Read more “An empty stage”
It’s better with someone…
Over the last two nights, in Theme Night #21 a huge gang of us had a blast performing a series of duets. For our slot, Niamh (below)… Read more “It’s better with someone…”
Isn’t it funny how necks are sometimes described as brass and sometimes as rubber? I’m here to talk about the rubber variety today. I once undertook a… Read more “Rubber necks”
The rehearsal night before a theme night can be full of tension and nerves. Singers trying to remember words. Hearing how their song sounds with the band… Read more “Sandy”
Are you planning or acting?
If you’re in planning/thinking mode, your mind needs to be open, creative, working at a slower pace, so that ideas can freely come and go. If you’re… Read more “Are you planning or acting?”
Reflection, examination, new ventures.
“The unexamined life is not worth living”. It’s nice to take stock, to reflect, every so often. Socrates, the author of the above quote, would say it’s… Read more “Reflection, examination, new ventures.”
There was a funny thread on Twitter a few months ago. Firstly I saw a tweet from ‘Pomp’ (@APompliano). This was doing the rounds and at my… Read more “Twitter wit”
Normal vs right
Some bands won’t get up to play without a setlist. For other bands, it’s the norm to read the audience and accordingly choose songs as they go.… Read more “Normal vs right”
Bring it on the road…
In 2010 Ciaran McCauley and I wrote and produced a show called ‘An Evening With Sgt. Pepper’ (you can watch highlights of the show here). It went down… Read more “Bring it on the road…”