Mudcat Café message #858072 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55223   Message #858072
Posted By: Spartacus
03-Jan-03 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: Using a music stand
Subject: RE: Using a music stand
I condemn the use of stands. I would tell Tom Paxton and Maddy Prior to knock it off if I could.   (i just woke up from a nap, I'm a little grumpy) I don't think a set would "suck" more or less as a result of it, it just shows me that you didn't do your homework.   In the words of Bob Dylan..."I'll know my song well before I start singin'" Bob never used a stand. (that I know of)
Down with stands....unless you're 68 and you have a reason not to remember the words.   I saw a guy at a Dylan tribute show come out and bring the Bob Dylan Lyric Book....he sang "hurricane" and when he got to the end of a page...he stopped cold, turned the page, and kept going like nothing happened. Music stands are for people who play popular covers and cant possibly remember all of the words to the millions of 1-4-5 covers they play on any given night...and they seem to play every night and everywhere, too. I must be the only guy in the tri-state area who is so sick of "brown eyed girl", "friend of the devil", and anything by Jimmy Buffet that if we gathered up all of those recordings and left them on Galapagos Island, and they morphed into some sort of blue footed-overplayed-folk record-with a cheeseburger for a head, it would be the only thing that might make that music seem interesting again.
(whew....sorry....had to get that off of my chest)