Mudcat Café message #2361916 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111849   Message #2361916
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
09-Jun-08 - 07:56 PM
Thread Name: Nice Compliments that you have had
Subject: RE: Nice Compliments that you have had
"We succeeded beyond our wildest expectations. Which is to say, the audience rarely left - in groups."

    Lou Gottlieb of The Limeliters

I once heard thunderous applause from one table of folks who had been loudly, drunkenly talking all through my set. Their server came over to me during the break and gave me a $20 bill. "They said that was for being done." Critics!

A left-handed one, which I have never truly figured out, was offered up after an open-air amphitheater college performance of my trio back in the early sixties. That morning, about 8:00 AM, I had all four wisdom teeth removed. My Dad took me home, under heavy medication (Darvon). I awoke about noon, groggily remembering that my group was supposed to perform in a little over an hour. I had forgotten to tell anyone about my surgery. I drove the ten miles to the college, found the other two, and shortly went onstage. At the conclusion of a performance - of which I have no recollection, several people came up to tell us we had never sounded better. Go figure.