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    The Hip Replacements are back!

    We played a gig last night, it's a gig I've been playing annually for probably 20 years now. It's a Client Appreciation Picnic for a Financial Management company, there were probably 350 people there. Outdoors, under tents and shade trees, it was an idyllic Michigan summer day: 70's with a nice breeze. Awesome baby back ribs and we got paid $125 each too. It's a labor of love.

    Set list included:

    Ain't Misbehavin'
    Standin' On A Rock
    Blue Bayou
    Heartbreak Hotel
    Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
    Why Me Lord
    Drift Away
    Six Days On The Road
    Pink Cadillac
    Truck Drivin' Man
    Runaway
    Glendale Train
    Third Rate Romance
    Hello Mary Lou
    Folsom Prison Blues
    A Pirate Looks At 40 (60)
    Willin'
    "The air's as still as the throttle on a funeral train." John Prine

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    Nice. Especially when there are 'charity gigs' where the entire band gets $125 and the chance to visit the buffet line after everyone else has been through once.
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    The old band I was in, in the 60s renamed there band "The Hip Replacements" some 20 years ago in the Chicago area. I thought it was, and still is a hip name for hipsters in a band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    ...there were probably 350 people there....

    Six Days On The Road....
    Man, that's quite the audience!

    Six Days really takes me back. Like 45 years back, when I played that in a group with Brian Ray. He has, uh, moved on to some other group....



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    Wow, good thing we didn't call ourselves "The Original Hip Replacements," LOL
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    Continuing the band naming metaphor, the follow-on band to "The Hip Replacements" would be "The Hip Revisions", yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    Outdoors, under tents and shade trees, it was an idyllic Michigan summer day: 70's with a nice breeze.
    Sounds like a great afternoon! Congratulations on a successful gig! There are a lot of great songs in that setlist. Many of them are right in the wheelhouse of the "mixed tape" of my life.
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    I don't sing lead on the Del Shannon songs, etc, my voice is in the lower registers.
    "The air's as still as the throttle on a funeral train." John Prine

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