Fun gig, haven't played with the HIX in a year, used the QS8.2 live for the first time, the weighted wooden key hammer action simulates a grand piano enough to make the practical logistics of playing as much like a drumset as it does an organ, if not more. The role of New Orleans boogie woogie octave piano bass and high plinky plinky saloon piano in rock and roll is very hi-hat and hand drum in execution, its fun to play a solo without ever playing any real melody, just finger bongos on the top two octaves of the 88 piano. Its also fun to wait for a hole in the vocals and just roll your hand down the keys like you're opening a doorknob pretty fast, it makes your hand play a descending quintuplet curlie-Q that sounds like a classic cheesedick piano cliche. The wood gets the right kind of rolling motion under your right hand, it sounds like an Eddy Arnold record. Two live keyboardists is the shit, especially if the other guy is RB Blackstone its like Pink Floyd sittin' in with Buck Owens and the Buckaroos.
music by popeye-x