So we were at practice the other day, and as we were standing in the circle, it struck me that we had a couple more people in attendance than usual. We were playing along, and if we weren't playing as well as I'd like us to play, then at least we were getting closer to where we need to be. And the sound was......not that bad, actually.
Because of the extra people.
Sure, there were the occasional problems: squealing chanters, faltering lips, whatever it is that drummers do, and apparently, as PM, I'm supposed to "play the same tune that I tell everybody else to play". Sheesh. So many rules.
But overall, it wasn't bad. So I guess what I'm saying is (and my Music Director can back me up on this): if you want to play like crap, at least bring some other people to practice with you. (That's true, right Pat?......No?.......Not even?........Just a little, maybe?........No?......)
I dunno, it sounded better inside my head.
One thing I know is true: It's not so lonely that way.