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Roy Ayers hot or not

Written by: 28 October 2008 5 Comments

All the Ak based BMP members were in attendance for Jazz/Funk legend Roy Ayers’ gig on saturday night.  I don’t know if the others have much to say about it. 

 

Instead of a review here is a hot or not as I am at work and don’t have time.

Hot:

Nearly beating the ninja at ‘burnout 3: takedown’ despite his supposed superiority.

Lengthy and mostly good set from Mr Ayers and band, hitting on his most well known songs early on (We live in Brooklyn, everybody loves the sunshine, running away) and continuing on with mostly fun excursions into funk land (including a version of the great Funkadelic track ‘knee deep’).  Some slow sections enabled the lazier members of the BMP opportunity to slip out to the deck for a more sedate drink.

Impressive one handed drum solo!

More girls at the party than the average gig the BMP attends.

Scott’s fine work in negotiating a tray of drinks through a crowd of dancing people.

Nat’s french toast and bacon with maple syrup.  Awesome.

Not:

Sound during Manuel Bundy’s set – rather booming and overbearing.  Sound was good during the band though so can’t complain too much.

Sale street venue closing the deck just when we’d found a nice place to sit where we could still enjoy the music.

Not being (redacted) for this gig.  It clearly would have improved things.

Still hilarious:

Websta’s expression on realising he would have to walk through a sizeable section of crowd with a fetching handbag on each arm.  He manned up and did it though.

5 Comments »

  • Mick said:

    sounds like fun!

    James Murphy and Pat were bonkers. will write when i get a minute.

  • Mick said:

    was there xylophone?

  • The Ninja said:

    the vibraphone was in full effect.

    the drum solo was pretty special – showboating at a level I hadn’t witnessed in awhile (and all you lazy bastards were outside missing it all).

  • wayde websta said:

    sitting down is important to old people, and old people who scored 73, took 2 wickets and a catch that day!!

    did i mention i rule at cricket?

    Roy was solid also

  • bob daktari said:

    solid but not life changing

    Fantastic musicans whom I have a sneaky feeling didn’t cut loose as they so could have

    didn’t think much of the venue but as normal was impressed by the BMP team

    sitting outside was real nice

    wish I hadseenthe drum solo, his single handed playing whilst drinkng later on was special enough…

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