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Nice to have a good gig...

The music business can be pretty exasperating...perhaps Hunter S. Thompson had it right:

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs
. There's also a negative side.

Be prepared to laugh if you decide to be a musician...it will be a better survival tool than the most powerful military hardware...and try not to be too much of a "good man"...

So that brings me to last nite's gig..it was great. I played with a great leader and band and his full troop of Rat Pack look alikes. We had Dean, Sammy and even Susan who is perhaps the most remarkeable Marilyn Monroe look alike in the world.

So, even though we had to do the somewhat corny "I Want to be Loved By You" and the other Monroe tunes, which are naturally a bit spoofy (it is important to note that the audience really gets a laugh out of this part of the show, as some poor schmoe gets his temperature raised by "Ms. …