Thoughts On The 8/28 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

On Saturday 8/28 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at a wedding reception in Seattle. It was a very nice day for this event and because it was being held right on the water, we had a beautiful venue to work in. Part of the “adventure” was simply getting there. The two most logical approaches to ...

Breaking Through

Breaking Through
Back in college I studied learning theory and cognition, specifically focusing on typical human learning patterns. One of the common patterns is the “quantum competence” model, sometimes called the “plateau” model. It goes thusly: we learn and process new knowledge in a sort of soft ramp shape that flattens as it proceeds. We hit a ...

Thoughts On The 8/21 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

On Saturday 8/21 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at a private wedding reception on Bainbridge Island. The event was planned for the early evening on what is usually a dry August weekend. However, the weather deities chose to befuddle us with some randomization. The event was outdoors on the grassy yard of a beautiful house. ...

Thoughts On Gigs 8/13 – 8/17

Friday 8/13 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at the Tulalip Casino, augmented by our horn section “the Plan 9 horns”. This is always an interesting venue for the band. Like many other tribal casinos the Tulalip allows smoking. Since Washington enacted the ban on smoking on bars, I really haven’t been exposed to nearly as ...

6 Days: 2 Rehearsals. 3 Bands. 4 Gigs.

This last week has been intensely busy.  Two of my bands have had rehearsals, and all three bands have had at least one gig. The detailed itinerary: Thursday 8/12 Rehearsed with Dudley Manlove Quartet and the Plan 9 horns. Friday 8/13 Drove to Marysville (about an hour North of Seattle) to play at the Tulalip ...

Thoughts On The 8/7 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

Thoughts On The 8/7 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance
On Saturday 8/7 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at a wedding reception in the Seattle area. It was a lovely event at a beautiful house overlooking the water. The organizer had planned ahead in case of inclement weather, which was a very good idea since it did rain on and off the whole evening. Undaunted, ...

Thoughts on the 7/31 and 8/1 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performances

This was a great weekend for the Dudley Manlove Quartet. We performed at wedding receptions on Saturday 7/31 and on Sunday 8/1. Both events were in the Seattle area, so we didn’t have very far to travel. The show on Saturday was at the Georgetown Ballroom, which is a beautiful venue. I will keep it ...

Thoughts on the 7/30 1 Uppers Performance

Thoughts on the 7/30 1 Uppers Performance
Friday night the 1 Uppers performed at Conor Byrne in Ballard. We played last, sharing the bill with The Hilltoppers and Lisa and Her Kin. It was a fun night of good music. We wore our suits, which has become a trademark of the band’s presentation, and several of us wore hats… alas, I am ...