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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sam Ash Open Mic
I checked out the Sam Ash open mic last night. It was pretty cool. As with most open mics, the only people there were the performers and a couple friends of theirs. I appeared to be the only one who just showed up to listen in general. Some talented folks were playing, and they got some random musical collaboration whenever someone would try out a drumset or keyboard in the middle of their song, which added a nice Dadaesque spice to the open mic. I likely will attend the next one on Wednesday, August 6th at 7 p.m. and play some of my new songs. I believe that I will fit right in with the other middle-aged dudes playing Bob Dylan songs (except I won't be playing any Dylan songs). There were no female performers, which I found odd, but guitar geekery is primarily a male bastion anyway, so it's probably not surprising (one guy even played "Stairway To Heaven" to check his tuning). Each performer gets a $10 gift card apparently, so that's a good deal. I can use it to buy a Bob Dylan songbook and then return to play Dylan songs, so I can fit in even better. The Sam Ash I'll be playing is located at 5700 Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst, Ohio USA. If you get there by 6, then you can hit the Entenmann's outlet a couple of doors down in the strip plaza and get some cheap bread and donuts. There's also a Skyline Chili in the plaza, which might be the most north of Cincinnati that I've ever seen one of those. So, if you're really bored, then feel free to come out and stock up on going stale raisin bread, chow down on chili on your spaghetti, and hear some Dylan and Fright! It's free (though someone might try to sell you a bass or something).
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