Me on Stage

It's not easy being a rock star…

About 2 months ago, we were asked by human resources to act as the house band for the company’s summer event. After about 10 rehearsals (meaning 10 nights of not seeing my family), we were ready. We had a drummer (Pini), a bass player (Asi), an electric guitar player (Sami), and our musical producer (Arni) played the keyboard. As for me, I was the lead singer, played an acoustic guitar, and a little bit of blues harmonica. Yes, I sang and played before at some company convention, but that was during the reception part of the event, so I’m not sure anybody was really listening. This time, it was on the main stage, in front of a few hundred people, so it was super-cool. We played full-length cover versions of 3 songs, and several musical pieces to accompany the main ceremony. Immediately after us came up on stage 2 very famous Israeli rock musicians (Irmi Kaplan and Dana Berger) and gave an explosive show. One of Irmi Kaplan’s roadies told us that we were better than Microsoft’s house band; what else can you ask for, right? In the picture, you can see us guys on stage (I’m the handsome dude on the right). Our bass player which stood more to the right is missing from this picture; maybe he decided to be our preliminary groupie patrol backstage or something…

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p.s. Is that a blues harp in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

10 comments:

Moti Karmona said...

Kol Hakavod!

By the way, why Pini is the only one who smiles?

Uri Kalish said...

Probably because he has just messed up :)

zvika said...

it's wayne's world! wayne's world!
party time!
excellent!!!!!!

Ran Mainzer said...

Are you sure it wasn't the warmup for Paul McCartney's concert?
Shana Tova man

People in the Sun said...

Bass players are like that. But they still get all the girls.

Uri Kalish said...

Thanks Mainzer, see you next month.

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Kuday said...

Hey, i wonder what songs you played on the stage??

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Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD said...

God blessa youse -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL