Excuse me, I need to take this.

Friday, March 9th, 2007

I love playing live shows. I’ve been to hear a lot of musicians play and it seems like most of them manage to make it through shows with minimal fuss. I’ll chalk a lot of that up to musicianship and professionalism. Those are two things I manage to make do without, but it seems to work out okay.

Case in point: at Uncommon Ground last week, I was careful to set my phone on vibrate so it wouldn’t ring during the show. Let’s just say I learned that the hard way. What I forgot, however, is that cell phones can interfere with audio equipment, and when that audio equipment involves high-powered amplifiers, it can be quite pronounced.

Take a listen for yourself:

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I don’t want to point any fingers at who might have so unfortunately interrupted my brilliant performance (ahem, Shama) but… THANK YOU! That song was going terribly. It’s a song my brothers and I wrote for my grandparents’ 55th anniversary and it makes no sense to those outside of our family and it was originally a song about puppies and I don’t remember the chords or the lyrics so well. If anything, the loud, obnoxious buzzing only made it better!

By the way, I mentioned in an earlier post, that cell phone interference sounds like the opening to the Bel Biv Devoe song “Poison.” Now you can listen and decide for yourself.

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