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Re: Music Descriptions

future perfect <artmusic@gte.net> said:

> In any case, I am still faced with a problem when I try to get gigs. I
> usually play at bookstores/art shows/galleries..and while booking the
> gig, I'm faced with "What kind of music do you play" by the booking
> agent for the venue.

Actually, if you look them in the eye, and say "Ambient", then when they
ask, say something short and simple as with "You know about 'Techno' or
electronic?"  [pause]  "It's like that, but softer.  You can eat to it."

Restaurateurs, I suspect, would mostly hear the last sentence, n'est-ce
pas?  And it's true, too.

I wonder if there's an ambient version of Louie Louie in our future? 
[shudder]  What if the club owner who demands it turns out to be the kind
of shmoe who thinks Jean Michel Jarre are three French guys? [g]  But I

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