After all, we were bringing together bands that for the most part hadn’t played together since the mid-’80s. Plus, we were asking these folks to practice more or less on the fly. The Che Underground diaspora dispersed us geographically for many years; for most of the acts, opportunities for full rehearsals were few and far between.
I was amazed by the results: The bands were so tight, and I daresay many of the musicians are better now than they were in 1984!
It makes me want to learn more about how all our players keep themselves musically active — not just the people who performed at the Casbah, but the rest of the musicians on the blog.
What are you playing now, and with whom? How do you find the time? How do you feel about your technical and aesthetic progress (or lack thereof) since the Reagan Administration?
And hearkening back to our “Who’s the OLD dude?” discussion: What would the youth you were then think of the musician you are now?