Posted by john timpany on Friday, July 9, 2010
I just want to say thanks to those I have asked and those that have asked me.
You people are so warm.
Honoured from Italy - part of a 70's memory - wow - life can't get too much better.
It's really good to find that you guys are much like the people on the British folk circuit - warm, friendly, helpful and look for the best in others. Where you found the best in me stumps me! Hehe.
So thanks. Thanks very much.
Today has been interesting.....
I have been helping set up the festival area - stage area in particular for the festival tomorrow. It's a really cosy little festival, in fact it's the first my local area (Woburn Sands) has had, and I am really pleased and surprised to get chance to play there and be part of the committee organising it - not that I have done much organising.
So today was the first time I have been to a festival site and not played!
Gee it was hot.
Maybe getting familiar with the place first will quieten my nerves. I get the most appalling stage fright. I have learnt over the years to squash it into a ball in the pit of my stomach, and to 'appear' to the aodience that I am quite comfortable with being on stage but really my inside is shaking my colon loose.
Why the heck do we play huh?
Friday, July 9, 2010 @12:31:26 PM
Thanks so much for your posts and insights. Sounds like our heat wave is headed your way or has arrived. Enjoy! (?)
Friday, July 9, 2010 @3:19:49 PM
Good luck on the festival and stage fright. Keep a stiff upper lip, eh what? :-)
Monday, July 12, 2010 @2:16:33 PM
We play because we have to... it's in our nature and can't be helped.
I have major stagefright as well. For me, the only solution is a Gin & Tonic with lemon (I used to use lime until I visited Ireland).
Totally off subject -- My husband is from the UK -- Belfast...
john timpany Says:
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @12:00:37 PM
Thanks BC - well we are just getting over it now - the heat wave, and I think it's about to rain :)
Percy, a fellow muso used to take a glass of water on stage and tell the audience it was G & T.
He used to add " I only take it to steady my nerves, but sometimes I get so steady I fall over" haha. Bless him.
He was Big Theo Johnson. Sang some good stuff too, like Blue Tattoo.
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