[Dixielandjazz] One Liners From Listeners
Sat, 22 Jun 2002 19:05:18 EDT
In a message dated 22/6/02 22:41:25, AmbassCult@aol.com writes:
<< They come up after the band has just busted a gut on a hot number and say:
"You guys are Pretty Good"
My standard answer which always send them away with a strange look on their
"Thanks and you folks are Almost Nice".
These cheapjack ripostes to punters simply are not funny. The poor guy or gal
has probably really plucked up a lot of courage to go up to the band and
make what he or she thinks is a real compliment and to be put down in this
way shows that the musicians have complete contempt for the audience who
after all pay their wages. Why not simply say 'Thank You', smile and take the
remark in the way it was undoubtedly intended. I know that if I ever heard a
musician put down a punter in this manner it would be the last time that
particular band would get a booking in any venue I had any control over.