Stage Fright - Phil's Rambling Rants
This is liable to veer off a bit into 'what's a one-shot for?' land, but... I think that, if you'd like to do a one-shot, and cover a song in it, you should. To my mind, the one-shot isn't just for new material, or original material, though I love hearing new songs and performers; it's also a place for people like you (and me) to take 'the next step', and try out the move from circle to stage, see how it fits.
If you'd like to do a one-shot, I'd like to see you do it, Tigertoy. With that in mind, I hope you'll consider signing up for the Performance Master Class at Capricon this year. A juried one shot on Saturday for a panel including quadrivium
, Moonwulf and others, with the option of taking their suggestions and putting them to use in concert on Sunday.
Promise me you'll think about it?
I will certainly think about it. I very much like juried one-shots.
The hard part for me will be choosing a song that I care about but that people don't hear all the time, and practicing it enough that I think I really have it performance ready. I need to find something that people aren't used to hearing from me, and whip it into shape.
A lot of the older things don't get much airing these days. Why not dig one out of the vault and dust it off? Judging from what I've heard from you, you've got the voice and guitar skill to carry off whatever you put your mind to.
Hugs -- Khadagan