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Comedy — How Am I Supposed To Do This with Music?

So I was thinking the other day. I know that’s a bad habit. But I do it anyway. Comedy

The thing is, I find myself thinking more and more all the time about this and thinking about that but it doesn’t stop me or slow me down at all.

You’d think I’d be done by now. But No-o-o-o-o-o!!!

I keep doing it all the time. Sometimes I don’t even notice I’m doing it. It just happens. Without my knowledge.

Thinking that is.

Thinking about things I’ve already thought about and things that I think I should think about in case something I was just thinking about should happen to come true. It’s ridiculous really and there appears to be no end in sight. None.

So I came up with a possible solution. Something I think might work (damn it I did it again). I don’t know if it will work or not.

Anyway, here it is. I think I should think about the things I want to think about and nothing else. Comedy works. Music is fun. Sports are a little annoying but whatever. 

What do you think?

(Crap!) Now I’m going to think about your thoughts which could be worse than being stuck on my own.

Well, have at it.

As you long as you don’t respond with “Let me think about it”.

We’ve got enough of that going on around here.

Need some custom written comedy and music for your next corporate event? Give me a call. I will think about it. But when I’m done, I’ll have some excellent live music and comedy all ready for you that will improve employee production, increase their profit potential and deliver your message and mission statement faster, more efficiently and completely legally.

Music and comedy. The most fun you can have with your mouth in public!

Is Stevie Wonder the Best Piano Player?

I don’t know if Stevie Wonder is the best piano player or not …. That’s not for me to decide …. but …

I had a really awesome day today.

I didn’t know if it was all going to work out or not. But it did and on the way home with a big smile on my face from a very complicated tech rehearsal for a corporate event. I wasn’t sure what to do. I was not in control of things. I was supposed to be the leader. I hate when that happens. I got all worried about how I looked; to the client, to the other musicians.

What I did is what I was supposed to do. Let the people I had hired to do their jobs. The show was written. The songs were arranged. But the technical stuff was not my area of expertise. That’s why we hire really good people for these corporate event entertainment packages. Entertainment for events is a lot like riding a bicycle wearing a blindfold. You know where you’re going to go. You just don’t what might be in your way.

This is why we have tech rehearsals. To find out what’s in our way.

It all turned to be a sweet and successful rehearsal for a corporate seminar that is going to be massively successful. coming up later this week …

and on my way home after the rehearsal …

I heard this Stevie Wonder song very clearly in my head …

This was the tune Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing –Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder best piano player?

Stevie Wonder

Thanks for playing along. Feel free to dance around like nobody is watching. I won’t tell.

Metropolitan Club Piano Music – Private Party Entertainment

Dan Gillogly and Friends

Entertainment for events is available with live music Chicago-style. We have a solo pianist, dueling pianos shows and superb bands available for your event or your party or corporate event.

Give us a shout. We’ll be happy to help out.

Piano Player for Hire from Chicago

I love living in Chicago. It’s been a great summer in so many ways. The weather has been fantastic! Lots of warmth and only occasional (sometimes heavy ) rain.

I love the diversity of this city. I love the diversity of my gigs. This weekend was no exception.

Thursday we played a Dueling Pianos gig in Plainfield, IL. It is turning out to be a regular gig because the response has been overwhelming. Word is getting out about the fun to be had at Gruben’s on Thursday.

Friday we got a call to play a last minute slot in Rockford, IL. All American Dueling Pianos went out to Franchesco’s for a Cabaret-esque kind of show. It wasn’t packed. There were only about 100 people there all night. But we got to stretch out a little bit. I got do some comedy because people were sitting theater style. It sort of forced them to actually pay attention to the punch lines. My dueling partner for the night got to do a whole bunch of Sinatra and T Bennett. Then later the dance floor filled up and we went through all the current hits that got requested.

Saturday Night turned into a long day. I started by playing an 8 hour shift of background music for the supermarket opening in Arlington Hts, IL on a beautiful Steinway grand.  Then I headed out to Barrington Hills, IL for a hot and steamy pool party. Our friends Jackie & Tom had us out to their home was for their Third Annual Bash. They wouldn’t let me leave. We partied until close to 3 AM.

Then Sunday afternoon was a surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary in Gurnee, IL. VERY low key and the perfect end to a long and pleasurable weekend. Playing all the standards from 50s, 60s and beyond was a true test of my versatility. But it was the joy of seeing old friends and family connect again over lunch and laughs. There was a video montage of photographs playing on the TV. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing. SO I played the soundtrack. Very low key and extremely cool to be part of such a celebration.

I must say it is an honor to be able to play music every day of every week. Bringing joy and laughter (and sometimes tears) is a gift I am truly grateful for and I wouldn’t be able to do it without you.

Thank you.

Dan Gillogly
Glo Glee Music, Inc.