Reverend’s four thousand and eighty-five comments

  • Re: Last Night’s Fun

    I had heard this the other night, when a session-mate told me he had started re-reading LNF because of it. Sad, indeed! I might just have to take my copy to PIMW this week to read in my spare time. more…

  • Re: Probably the most beautiful bodhran I’ve ever heard

    coming soon to a session near you! more…

  • Re: Session Bingo

    And it inhibits you from playing certain tunes (either because you're "not allowed", or because you're trying to keep someone else from getting bingo...) But it could still be kind of a fun little thing. It's not like most sessions are completely abou... more…

  • Re: Session Bingo

    I like it (except I am not so great at a lot of tune names these days...) We occasionally play "session faux pas bingo" https://www.cafepress.com/itmgoodies.394424446 ;-) more…

  • Re: Tunes to names and names to tunes…

    I have problems remembering a lot of tune names these days, but that doesn't stop me from starting tunes. When I start a set, I usually have no idea what I'm going to play after the first tune, and there's a process that I go through to decide the next ... more…

  • Re: Warm up/opening tune in your session?

    I tend to get annoyed when a session plays a tune every single week. I get more annoyed when a session always plays a tune in the same set. And I get even more annoyed when a session always starts with or ends the night with the same set of tunes (Buck... more…

  • Re: Anyone want to name some tunes?

    @AB, "The Flying Pig" is a lovely (and somewhat tricky) slide written by the band, Slide. (Great minds think alike, I guess) ;-) more…

  • Re: Mixing Irish Music in the Studio

    I just finished mixing my second album in a studio in San Francisco a couple weeks ago. The general approach we take is like this: more…

  • Re: Can’t stop playing this one

    Ahh, Christmas Eve, there's only one way to get more confident at sessions, and that is to go out and play in them! I certainly get earworm tunes that won't leave my head, and are the first tune to occur to me when I pick up an instrument. They are us... more…

  • Re: Can’t stop playing this one

    There are certainly tunes that I will play 5-6 times around in a session if they're sounding really good. But that's just situational, not necessarily because of the tune itself, but more of how it's being played. If everybody is really tight and the tu... more…