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Old 08-24-2008, 01:23 PM   #21
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Not to plagarize The Marines but - What the hell you wanna do? - live forever?

Eat!

Heck - add a bacon appetizer and bacon dessert!

heh heh heh - I didn't live thirty years in New Orleans for nothing. Live to eat!
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:24 PM   #22
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Methinks Al is more interested in showing off than getting diet tips ;-)
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:28 PM   #23
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I've heard rumors - bacon bits, garlic and onion are secret ingredient's in the Italian section of New Orleans - good for all kinds of things - depending on who you talk too.

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Old 08-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #24
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Methinks Al is more interested in showing off than getting diet tips ;-)
Yeah, there's that. I woke up this morning and asked DW if she thought it would be showing off if I posted a picture of the chicken. She said yes, but I couldn't resist and posted anyway. I probably should have listened to her.
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Yeah, there's that. I woke up this morning and asked DW if she thought it would be showing off if I posted a picture of the chicken. She said yes, but I couldn't resist and posted anyway. I probably should have listened to her.
You practice how many hours in between those weekly gigs?

Considering the time spent for the cost of the food, you've earned the right to show off.

Maybe you & Marquette could do a "dueling keyboards" tour...
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Maybe you & Marquette could do a "dueling keyboards" tour...
This might actually be a good gig. I was in one of those dueling piano bars a few years ago for my sister's birthday party. The piano players made a killing by alternately playing the fight songs of UT, TAMU, and OU, depending on whose alumni was throwing out the most money. In one stretch, I'd bet they raked in a thousand bucks...

Beats a calzone any day!
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Yes, but Marquette has a valid point because there's a difference between saying:

"Isn't it cool that I play jazz piano at restaurants?"

and saying "Should I eat this food?" when you really mean "Isn't it cool that I play jazz piano at restaurants?"

I'm aware of my tendency to show off, and I only post something like this when there's a valid reason for it. I really was deciding whether to eat this stuff, and thought the conflict between healthy eating and frugality was interesting. I couldn't find a way to phrase it without bringing in the reason for the free food.

But it is cool that I play jazz piano at restaurants, isn't it?
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But it is cool that I play jazz piano at restaurants, isn't it?
Very... I've always wished that I could play jazz piano but I can barely manage classical pieces.

and by showing off, I meant that you were showing off the food... ;-)

"hey guys, look at this incredible food I got for free. Should I eat it?!?"
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Wish I could play music in a restaurant. Played a sousaphone in marching bands for 8 years back in the era when I was immortal. Now I can barely play the radio.

Al, eat the food. Compensate for it by working out more and having offsetting extra-healthy meals. Just don't eat too much too often.

And, YES, it is cool that you play jazz panio at restaurants.
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Anybody got some good rationalizations?
Order the calzone with bacon, and FedEx it to me.
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But it is cool that I play jazz piano at restaurants, isn't it?
Hey, when you gonna play for us via the radio/internet again?
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From personal experience, playing music in a restaurant, or anywhere else, is a labor of love, which is why I don't do it. But I'll never give up music as a hobby.
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Interesting situation. I've done restaurant gigs. Free meals are typically part of the compensation but I didn't run into problems with getting tasty AND healthy meals. Even the Greek restaurant, which insisted that I would like calamari once it was prepared "the right way". I tried five different calamari dishes, every last one on their menu, and hated them all. After that I got to pick what I wanted

RE: healthy Italian food, does this restaurant you play at have any pasta dishes with a marinara sauce? That's a reasonably healthy meal and it reheats well. If it's not on the menu, maybe you could ask for it (?)
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How's the minestrone? Just add a bottle of Dago red and you won't care. I mean Sonoma County cabernet.
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