Thoroughly Therapudic

Garage door lit near Deborah Ronnen's R1 Studios in Rochester, New York

Margaret Explosion had a gig the day my dad died. I had been up most of that night and barely had the strength to play two sets but I remember it being good night, musically. And I remember being almost overcome with emotion during one particularly melancholy song. My mom died on Wednesday and we had a gig that night as well. It was thoroughly theropedic.

There was someone at table near the band who appeared to be studying us. He was wearing a Dan Eaton Band t-shirt and I guessed he was Adam Wilcox, the six string bass player and food reviewer. I said hi to him during the break and he said “It’s so cool that you guys don’t give a fuck.” I said, “Actually we do.” We work pretty hard at making an improvisation sound like a song. I understand it doesn’t always come off that way. He continued, “You know what I mean. You don’t pander to people.” If you make a choice to pander to others you first have to pander to yourself. And why would someone want to do that?

3 Responses to “Thoroughly Therapudic”

  1. Martin Edic Says:

    Serious about this: anyone who plays a bass with more than four strings is a wannabe guitar player. That comment about not giving a fuck is a huge insult. You guys have worked at this for many years. I hear it.

  2. Paul Says:

    It was not an insult. It was an interesting discussion.

  3. Martin Edic Says:

    I’m biased when it comes to bass players with more than four strings. Rational? Probably not. To me, it is a character flaw…they’re like people who drive new muscle cars.

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