The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157431 Message #3715744
Posted By: Will Fly
10-Jun-15 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: I hate the cajon.
Subject: RE: I hate the cajon.
Live and let live, say I.
Along with other members of our band, I run an excellent session once a month in a village pub. Our bass player occasionally brings along a cajon, and one of the attendees often turns up with a double bass. There's a small, quiet, elderly lady who comes regularly and plays a small, quiet, elderly conga drum. I break into song now and then - usually something from the 1930s - with spaces for improvised choruses for those who want to take one. Apart from the usual selection of sax, nyckelharpa, whistles, fiddle and mandolin choruses, there's always a special chorus - with stops - just for the shaky eggs. Bless 'em!
We aim to please - and have fun - and not get our heads up our arses. There's plenty of room left in the evening for playing a load of beautiful traditional tunes in the usual manner, so we don't mind the occasional batch of broody eggs, pineapples and associated fruit!