Henry B. Stinson
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 17:13:24 -0400
I pulled a gag last night. We were about to take our
first break, and the musicans were already starting to leave
the stage, when I said, 'Oh, we've got to play one more number".
They groaned (the drummer especially) and went back to their places,
and I announced that we were going to do a very famous
John Cage number. Some of the audience caught on right away.
Anyway, I said we were going to improvise -- as jazz musicians
do -- and stretch the 4 minutes and 33 seconds out to fifteen minutes,
and that we were going to mingle with the audience to add to the
Went over pretty well. Got the musicians good.
Henry B. Stinson, BSECE, Senior Software Engineer (VB)
Web Page Design and Quality Software Development
Jazz vocalist (tenor), jazz harmonica, jazz whistling, and "mouth trumpet"
ORPHEUS JAZZ ENSEMBLE and BLUE HEAVEN JAZZ BAND
Tel (msgs): 703-742-4670, Hm: 703-893-8930 (Ring once, then call again)