Drinking and playing do not mix....

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Heavyriff, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. Heavyriff

    Heavyriff Senior Stratmaster

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    I like my Bourbon but I sip it carefully these days. And when I want to play like how hard I practice there will be no sipping for me.
     
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    It makes me sleepy. Like booze + reverb = snooze.
     
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    Haven't drank anything for several years. Can't remember the last time I drank when playing. Might be 30 years ago. Everybody's mileage will vary and I really don't care what others do as long as it doesn't affect me/the band.
     
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    Never could drink when gigging. It impacts my timing and sense of rhythm. And for those guitarists who believe they play much better well lubricated once the alcohol takes hold I have news for you.

    You don't.
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    ....so that's why I can't play well on stage! :whistling:
    I always thought it was nerves! :p
     
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    I haven’t played live for ages anyway so it’s a moot point...but I could take 2 or 3 beers ok and still play the way I wanted, I’d never go beyond that as the fumblefingers would start to kick in.

    I could (and on rare occasion, have) played way more drunk than that, but I wouldn’t expect to be able to pull off anything with any degree of intricacy at that stage.
     
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    No they don't, I might spill my Guinness.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    My Guinness holder has a built in mic stand. How cool is that?

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    For me, it's like drinking and most things (driving excluded) - a little can be a nice enhancement, but there's a tipping point where I become useless.
     
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    A friend of mine used to have a weekly gig in a local bar. He told me he used to think that having one or two beers helped with nerves and to play more easily. Then he saw a video of one of his performances and ever since he postpones all drinking till after the gig. :thumb:
     
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    there was an Irish pub I used to frequent back in the 90s when I lived in Florida. They had this stocky Irishmen named Noel who would play acoustic for the entertainment and he would drink pint after pint of Guinness while he played. If you bought one and had it sent to the the stool next to him he would chug the whole thing between songs. It became sort of a novelty to see how many pints we could get him to chug in a set. To this day I have no clue how he managed to walk off the stage at the end of the night.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Practice dear heart, practice. :D
     
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    I play fingerstyle/thumbpicking stuff ... one, two, three beers no prob... then my hands start losing coordination with each other. Haha
     
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    Older and thinner but still kicking as of 2 years ago LOL

    Probably the most entertaining pub singer I've seen.


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    You sound pretty confident that you know that to be true with everyone who's ever played.
    I don't gig any more...but when I did; we used to "audio" record everything. Listening back the next day, I heard stuff played so well that I didn't even know it was me---let alone remember playing it. Don't ask me if I looked like a stumbling boob playing it though because we had no video.
    That was a few years ago though, and I don't drink like that any more...still enjoy some beers and a shot here or there...but not to that extent.
     
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    Some people can't chew gum and walk at the same time.
     
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    1 or 2 before playing then it's club soda.
    Now weed is a whole nutha story
     
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    I suck whether I'm drinking or not. May as well THINK I'm playing well.