Yes indeed. Have fun with this one my friends, if you are able to permit yourself.
Many things came to mind when this word was tossed about recently in a jam session I was sitting in on. We tease for several reasons I guess. To infuse a moment with some humor, to initiate an deliciously intimate exchange or just to simply inflict pain.
There are more reasons, I am sure, but what I am most interested in exploring with the collective would be:
So, I hope that “why”, inspires a story behind a tease.
I offer up this question tonight, as for me, tonight, I have returned from a gig. Sitting in the front row were a group of ladies who were having the best time, drinking and singing along. They seemed to know my repertoire, and having never seen them before, I was really surprised when they requested one of my older tunes. A sexy blues song called “Hungry for You”. I was touched, but decided to tease, and avoided playing the song. Because it was both fun and also, I confess, OK, it was a huge ego stroke. I even, at one point, riffed on the intro of the song a bit, creating a smattering of applause, and a wave of anticipation from the group, and then I segued into another song, causing a sweet agonized moan of disappointment. How cool. Well, really, how cruel. OK, but I gave them the song they wanted when they called me back for an encore. Why? They would have killed me after being such a tease. It went great. After the gig, I was talking briefly with some musician friends that had stopped by, but then I disengaged myself from the click, and went to seek out the ladies, mostly to see how they remembered that particular song, and possibly, also, maybe to…
And, you guessed it, they were gone!