Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Hecube, Feb 6, 2012.
Sneezing, coughing, #1 and #2, others, etc...
Tell the drummer to do a solo...
LOL! Hecube, you are such a card.
Awhile back someone posted that they played with a drummer who had a hole cut out in the middle of his stool with a bucket underneath for dropping a deuce.
Those are serious questions!
take a cue from GG Allin.
Bass solo, drum solo. I'll put guitar down and run to the bathroom.
Do it on stage, in front of everyone. That's the GG Allin way.
No thank you.
Fergie knows the answer to this one.
I was playing a really long cover of Voodoo child as the last song at a gig a few months ago and the whole time I felt a major bout of Diarrhea coming on so I gave my guitar to the drummer at the end of the song, ran like lightning, liquified every part of the bar's bathroom and blamed it on the bassist.
I am not thinking I would want to be in that band.
I can't say I have ever had a problem with this. If you cough, sneeze, or fart, so what?
As far as getting rid of processed food and drink, that is what between set breaks are for.
One trick fora bad cough, suck on a clove. You know cloves, women cook with them, keep them in their spice racks.
They work as good as any cough meds I have ever used at holding a cough at bay. Not perfect but they sure help.
1. Stay healthy and eat right - this solves a lot of those problems.
But, a sneeze or a cough, can't help. Turn away from the mic and as discreetly as possible, let it go in a corner. Come to think of it, same thing for belches and farts.
For #1, I have a song in every set that I don't have to play on in case of an emergency. It helps of course if I don't drink. But we used to have a "synth" song that I could get away without playing on and I would say "play this now" and run to the head.
Really it's unprofessional but what can I say - party band+small bladder = commercial you see on late night TV.
For #2 - if that happens, I'm stopping everything and just going (not on stage of course). Luckily, I seem to be able to control that one much better. I had a drummer that wouldn't ever go in a club (too dirty) so he'd run across the street to the Harris Teeter, or Walgreens - he was one of those guys who knew where all the cleanest johns in town were, and which ones were open 24 hours.
P.S. For some reason, it just so happens I always seem to eat beans before a gig. Poor drummers behind me ;-)
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I meant it like I posted it. Reality is the same no matter what the date is. No matter how sick and twisted society becomes.
WTF are you talking about? Now if I cook dinner instead of my wife society is sick and twisted? Be careful what you post here I hear women are allowed to read now.
I can certainly see why bodily functions would be a bit of a problem for some...
If I go, I leave the stage and go. I usually keep kleenex's in my pocket or something if I need to wipe my nose. If I'm coughing of sneezing I usually act like I'm really rockin' out and just use my blues-face.