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February 16, 2016



I am posting this comment to "Entertainment Wish" even though the post title was about a San Carlos jazz club and my comment has nothing to do about that. I don't know where else to comment about this:

Just got back from another Sunday afternoon in Washington park listening to a crappy band. Who is running this Music in the Park series? And who is responsible for hiring the person running the program?

Has anyone looked at the demographics of the crowd in the park? The band is playing really crappy modernly distorted rock and very few people look too into it.

I grew up on Jimmy Hendrix, Beatles, Zappa, and then ethnic stuff and jazz and blues. I still like that type of music but I also think the community would be better served by playing some nice classical music on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. That would be so much more enriching for me and I suspect for a lot of other people that brought picnic baskets and chairs and blankets.

We would be better served with Burlingame staff that were creative enough to figure this out. Go contact SFCM or a dozen other organizations that can come down here and provide us with great concerts that will make you feel good that you were there.


This is a perfectly good place to put it, SteveK. No worries. I missed Super Huey a couple of weeks ago in the Park, but saw them at the San Mateo version last year and they were great, but I take your point on some of the bands.

Anyone care to give some ideas of other music or performers. Jazz and classical would make a nice addition.

And while we are at it, how sad is the little First Friday set up on the Ave.?


Unfortunately, "The Bar for people willing to Gig" free is incredibly low.
Most people 30-40 years old come just to get out of their home-babies or no babies.
In my opinion, if a "band" played Bagpipes, and "scratched out" some beat with "fingernails'/chalk board" the people who come to Washington Park would not feel, good/bad music.
Everyone is to busy with their "Stuff."
Live Music-Unfortunately is DOA.


So clueless. More bands are playing more often since that is the only way they make any real money. Pandora, iTunes and all the other exploitative digital services make live gigs essential.


I appreciate all your comments Hillsider.
Thank you.

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