This is one of my pet peeves--onstage apologies for poor preparedness/lack of confidence/new material/being drunk/etc. As far as I'm concerned, you're announcing that you're about to suck. If you're sucking, the audience will recognize it all by itself. Many times, they won't, and perhaps you're not sucking. I'd advocate taking all the credit for happy mistakes and ignoring most unhappy mistakes. Anything short of an amplifier bursting into flames or howling mic feedback should pass without comment from the performer. TH ---------- >From: "Lanpheer, James" <James.Lanpheer@cai.com> >To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com >Subject: More Brook/Gasparyan. >Date: Tue, Aug 10, 1999, 4:55 PM > > In what we saw, there was numerous comments from the band: > "Its only our fourth show" > "We didn't have much time to rehearse" > "If you see 'strange' glances, you'll know why...." etc.