by ThomM
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I really need some luck to calm down from the excitement
Playing my first gig in ages tonight.
Well really just one set.
The drummer is out sick in my friends band so myself and another drummer are sitting in for him tonight.
The other drummer will be doing then newer stuff they do and I'll be doing the older stuff.
Here's my set list for tonight (in no particular order).

By The Band
Ophelia
Up on Cripple Creek
The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down
The Weight

By The Who
The Seeker

Van Morrison
Into the Mystic
Wild Nights
Domino

Rolling Stones
Satisfaction
Jumpin Jack Flash
Beast of Burden
Let it Bleed
Sympathy for the Devil

Allman Brothers Band
Whipping Post
One Way Out
Statsboro Blues

I've known the bass player in the band for over 20 years and in fact he is one of the reasons I started playing drums again, just so I could play with him.
He's also my riding partner on those Sunday rides I sometimes post about.

So needless to say I'm super excited about tonight, especially getting to play some Band tunes.
  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Break a leg and I hope you have a blast!

    Cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You can do this!

    Just have yourself a great time!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      You can do this!

      Just have yourself a great time!!!
      I sure can Kay.
      With the exception of the keyboard player these are the same guys I was doing open mic night with a while back.
      It doesn't hurt that Levon Helm is one of my idols
      In fact Pat (the bass player) and I just did our annual ride down to Woodstock last Sunday to pay our respect to Levon and Rick Danko (The Bands bass player).
      Any time I get the chance to play a few Band tunes is an honor to my and a way for me to pay some more respect to Levon.
      You know I'll have a real big smile on my face when I'm playing this.
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDnlU6rPfwY
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
        break a leg! I would love to be able to listen to you play. Maybe you can get someone to record you and create a YT video! Love the song selection. One of my favorite songs of all times is "Into the Mystic"

        have a blast!
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          Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

          break a leg! I would love to be able to listen to you play. Maybe you can get someone to record you and create a YT video! Love the song selection. One of my favorite songs of all times is "Into the Mystic"

          have a blast!
          There may end up being some short videos on FB.
          I never listened to Van Morrison much so Tues. night was the first time I ever heard into the mystic.
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          • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
            should be showcased in lights

            triumphant return of the little drummer boy

            be sure to count the money at least twice

            i only know about 6 of the songs and could p[ick up on another three maybe

            enjoy the moment
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            • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
              Good luck Thom and good luck with the groupies!
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              • Profile picture of the author Cali16
                You'll do great! Just have fun with it.

                Oh, and there'd better be some photos tomorrow...
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                • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
                  Good luck Thom and fair play, you're not only a jolly fine musician but you've taught me a thing or two about vegetables this week.

                  You're a man of many, many talents.

                  Best of luck tonight.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Ooh, definitely wish you luck with that - hope it goes outstandingly well!
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    You got this, brother. Beat that time!
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Good luck, Thom! That's an impressive set-list - I'm sure you'll do it justice.


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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Your wish is my command. Good luck my friend...


        However, I don't believe you will need luck at all, therefore I just wish you the time of your life. = )


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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          Your wish is my command. Good luck my friend...


          However, I don't believe you will need luck at all, therefore I just wish you the time of your life. = )


          Terra
          What she said ^^^

          You have talent, you don't need any luck. Take videos.

          Ya know what. I'm looking forward to this. When you are famous I get to tell people I knew you when you were just a grumpy old dude.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Have fun Thom!
    I know you will do that list justice!

    Rock on and Beat it!

    Let us know how it goes.

    Anybody that throws tomatoes will be sorry. LOL.
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    All the best Thom. Just wish I could be there!!!
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    Chookas, Thom! I know everything will go well for you and your band.
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    Knock em dead ... figuratively speaking ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      I'm with Karen on this. My first thought was is there going to be a video?

      Have fun.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I'm a little late to the "gig" and you've probably already slayed 'em, so instead of good luck I'll just say I hope you had a blast.

    Any videos of the show? Post 'em if ya got 'em.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      You've evoked a thought of the guy in Orange is the New Black.

      I hope it ran smooth.
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    You have a great list of songs there, I am sure you will knock them dead.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      It was a good night. I've only found one short video on FB from a phone of me doing Whipping Post.
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      • Profile picture of the author waterotter
        Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

        It was a good night. I've only found one short video on FB from a phone of me doing Whipping Post.
        Link please!
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
          Sorry I didn't see this until now. Darn. I was going to ask you to have somebody record it and put it on YouTube. Oh well.

          Anyway, I'm sure you were just great. Hope you had a wonderful time.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
          Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

          Link please!
          Echo that...
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          • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
            Can we expect a video or at least some pictures? I really hope you had a rip roaring great time!
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Hope you had fun and did not break too many sticks a the wrong moment.

    When I worked the door at a club, a popular local, local band had a guest pianist. He was also the piano teacher at a big, local church. He took the opportunity to email blast his list and invite them all to come see "his" band and get in for free. As you know, it does not really work that way at a small club. Sure, a few people can be on you guest list, just not a congregation and it's hard to argue with people who have been told "it's free".
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      I wish I had a video of it all. The Bass players wife shot a short 2min. one on her phone and posted it to fb, I did share it on my timeline, but I'm not sure what restrictions she has on it.
      I couldn't find a proper link to share it here.
      I'll be getting out and playing more so hopefully I can get a decent video to share at some point.
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    Saw the video this morning.
    Great stuff!
    Congrats.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I saw the video - wish you could have gotten a few close ups. Hardly recognized you back there without the hair on your face. You did a good job on the song, though.
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