Talking during shows: the musicians' perspective - Chris Callaway
This week's Beatdown deals with the whole idea of talking during shows, as it seems like a fairly frequent occurrence regardless of who's performing. I offered up a few viable theories as to why it happens and asserted that, for the most part, I sincerely don't believe that anyone truly intends to be disruptive or disrespectful by carrying on conversations while the players are playing. Naturally, as I pondered things from the our perspective, the fans, I wondered how the chatter effects the performers, if they're bothered by it or if they even notice at all. So in due dilligence, I asked a few musicians for their take, and I'll be posting their thoughts on the blog throughout the week. The first response I received was from Chris Callaway, an occasional Backbeat contributor who currently plays in an outfit called Able Archer and Crash Orchid prior to that. Callaway weighs in after the jump.