20/20 Follow Up

The 20/20 I mentioned in the previous post is the AIGA Baltimore annual talent show. Twenty designers are given one minute each (that’s the idea anyway) to share their extra-curricular talents with their peers while competing for a one year membership to the AIGA. The prize is not too shabby when you consider the steep price of membership for professionals.

Participants are judged in groups of five. The judges select one from each of the four groups to return to the stage at the end of the night with the grand prize winner being chosen by audience applause. I was a little let down when the judges chose a flat female vocalist covering “Get There” with CD accompaniment from my group—especially having written and performed my own material.

Regardless, I enjoyed my return to the stage and might even look for a few local gigs—although I’m not too thrilled about the smokey bars and drunken hecklers obnoxiously demanding Freebird involved.

Speaking of birds, I wrapped up another image for one of my designologues early this morning, Birds on a Wire

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Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
March 20th, 2004 at 1:17 am
Categories
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Too bad about the taped accompaniment. Actually, too bad about it being a cover. Of Get There. And flat.

Sounds like fun, though; I’m gearing up for my alter ego summer wedding pianist gig. At least there’s not much smoking involved. And the drunks are middle-aged women who want to hear “Memory”.

Author
Eric
Posted
Mar 21st, 2004 11:34 am
002

I have never once heard anyone request “Freebidr” in a Baltimore bar- although the smoke is unreal.

Author
Hasan
Posted
Mar 22nd, 2004 2:59 am
003

I went to SCAD. Try playing in bars in the South for 4 years and not hearing a request for “Freebird.” Besides, I needed a segue way to talk about Designologue.

Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
Mar 22nd, 2004 3:23 am
004

Hey shaun - Your performance sounded great last week - I think you got a raw deal when it came to the judges. I couldn’t belive that they picked Katrina’s performance over yours. I guess a little consolation can be found in the fact that they didn’t pick the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” group. I also couldn’t believe that they picked the other guitarist’s late-80’s, prog-rock, “I’m taking myself and my music way too seriously”, life-affirming song. Oh well, I guess with three guys sporting acoustic guitars, the cards were stacked against us from the start. By the way - nice site.

Author
Devin
Posted
Mar 23rd, 2004 9:24 am
005

Hang on…(bumps text-size up one level)…there’s that confounded segue!

Author
Hasan
Posted
Mar 23rd, 2004 11:32 am