My favorite trick for avoiding a request is to tell the requester that there are requests ahead of his. When he comes back later and asks when will I play his song, I respond "I played it a few songs ago". Requester says something like - oh darn I must have gone outside for a cig, bathroom whatever. And when he request I play it again, I respond that I only play each song once per gig. Works every time.
There was a lot of shock songs back in the day. Honky Tonk Women, Let's Spend The Night Together, The Lemon Song, Little Red Corvette, Walk This Way, Aqualung, Tonights The Night, and many many more. The only difference between those old songs and the new shock songs are that I liked all those old songs because I was a kid when they were released. I don't like the new shock songs because the kids listen to it to piss off us old guys. Confession, I might be guilty of playing songs when I was a kid, to piss old people off. What goes around............
The old songs were clever innuendoes instead of the current crop. Tough to understand the, in your face, words on the new songs too. Modern artists, especially rap and hip hop, do not enunciate well either. To be fair, there are a lot of hip hop that I do enjoy listening to.
Last edited by syjos; 02-09-2019 at 03:36 PM.