[Harp-L] Drinks and playing harmonica
Sun Jan 22 21:37:21 EST 2017
I perfer a short cigar between sets ...
On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 4:25 PM, Wilbur Euler wrote:
> Good common sense.
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Jan 22, 2017, at 10:57 AM, David Brown <nonidesign at xxxxx>
>> I'm 54 and have been playing since I was 16. Countless gigs.
>> Here's a ten dollar answer for a one dollar question:
>> My own rules:
>> 1. I eat at least 2 hours before the gig. I don't like that heavy gut
>> during a set.
>> 2.PLAIN BOTTLED WATER AT ROOM TEMPERATURE (better for the vocal
>> chords) in
>> a plastic bottle (doesn't break when knocked over).
>> I drink nothing carbonated as it may make me burp while playing.
>> 3. NO SALT Dries out my mouth. Also, salt, in general, makes my
>> feel, for lack of a better way to describe it, "thick".
>> 4. NO SUGAR.Its probably just my imagination but I think the sugar in
>> typical soft drinks like Pepsi, etc. transfers to the reeds and
>> occasionally makes them stick.Is it carried in my breath? I don't
>> know. I
>> don't have a lot of saliva in my mouth when I'm playing.
>> 5. SPILLS Keep the water away from the harps. Some idiot (probably
>> bumps into the drink and guess where it spills ;-).
>> 6. SCATTER Keep the harps away from the other band instruments and
>> or the harps will, invariably, get knocked all over the place.
>> Whether its
>> my amp or some other player's on stage, I never put my harps on an
>> amp or
>> speaker cab.
>> Other rules (while I'm on a roll....):
>> 7, DRUNK DRIVING I drink two of anything I want when I walk into the
>> and chase them with plain bottled water at room temperature so that
>> sugar or salt in the drinks don't get breathed into the harp (See
>> Rule 1).
>> After the gig I can then drive home without worrying about a drunk
>> issue with the cops. If I want to drink more than I ought to, I
>> before hand) to have someone else (who isn't over the limit) drive me
>> 8, TROUBLE It doesn't happen much anymore, but in my earlier days I
>> in some very rough places... so.....I didn't drink to excess. I
>> didn't want
>> to get into shit I couldn't see coming coming.
>> 9. WOMEN (See Rule 72).
>> Yes, I know, all this is obvious, common sense butI have to learn
>> the hard way.
>> On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 4:54 PM, ian osborn
>> <davidianosborn at xxxxx>
>>> Quick poll question for everyone..
>>> When out jamming or gigging and having a drink and then playing the
>>> what do people feel?? In the sense of getting gunk and stuff into
>>> the reeds
>>> A. Don't worry, just clean your harp later??
>>> B. Whatever you drink, make sure to have a glass of water nearby to
>>> when you play to rinse out your mouth a bit
>>> C. I find drinking (fill in the blank) never seems to affect my
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