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Old 10-06-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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ways to introduce a song

im looking for funny ways to introduce a song. example: "this song's about how i wrestled a bear and won" but maybe more clever

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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well, you see, im playing a few shows at a firehouse for a halloween party (a couple times this month). and we're just telling stupid jokes in between songs since nobody's really paying attention
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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Yeah, or drummer jokes.

I like drummer jokes.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:15 AM   #7
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Make drummer jokes, and then run over to your now empty drumset, and play a rimshot.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:59 AM   #8
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I once introduced a classical ensemble piece with "This is a little song by Cannibal Corp-I mean...this is *song title*"
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:44 AM   #9
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If it's originals, talk about the song. If it's covers, don't bother and just play.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:35 PM   #10
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I once introduced a classical ensemble piece with "This is a little song by Cannibal Corp-I mean...this is *song title*"
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Or actually do this, but then actually play a cannibal corpse song for like 5 seconds (lets face it, they all sound the same. They do, and I like it) before coming into the actual song.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:37 PM   #11
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:47 PM   #12
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:52 PM   #13
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well, you see, im playing a few shows at a firehouse for a halloween party (a couple times this month). and we're just telling stupid jokes in between songs since nobody's really paying attention


Sounds like you're giving them a reason not to pay attention.

Play your songs and get off the stage. They're not interested in your lame standup, and they're not interesting in your half-baked stories.

If you have something worthwhile to say, say it.

Some artists have the ability to connect effortlessly with audiences with a little light conversation, and some don't. If you don't, don't try, and don't worry about it. Just play the music.

Furthermore, the environment you're playing in sounds like a terrible one for trying to connect to people by talking. People are there to party. They're having their own conversations - and somebody yammering at them through a PA is just going to annoy them. (Have you been at a party where people aren't paying that much attention to the band and the singer insists on talking a lot? It's annoying as heck - because you can sort of manage to have a conversation with someone while a band is playing if that's what you want, but you can't while they're talking. And no, that's not a good thing, because the only way they're paying attention to you is in hoping you'll shut up).

You're there to play the music. Just play the music.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:39 AM   #14
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"CHOKE ON THIS BITCHES!"

then hit the song

goes down a treat...especially with the ladies....
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #15
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:34 PM   #16
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Or, do this:

*finish song*

"thank you"

*plays new song*
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #17
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"This song is by a man named Nirvana".


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Old 10-19-2012, 02:20 AM   #18
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The only thing worse than a guy on stage that isn't funny, is a guy on stage who isn't funny but thinks he's hilarious. And quite frankly, if you're making threads like this, you aren't funny.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:05 AM   #19
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^that is so true, that's why i'm the frontman now, not our guitarist...

Don't even try to be funny, you are not a comedy act, you are a band. You can try to look badass, but not to much. The best is to just not try to be anything, just play.

You don't really have to introduce songs, just say "The next song is called *insertnamehere*!" Maybe say "The next song is about *insert topic here* and is called *name*"
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