More gig related than humor; perhaps this should be posted in Band Management or Live Sound. I wanted to see how I was grooving with the drummer, so I purchased a hand held digital recorder and recorded part of one of our gigs a while back. I finally listened to it yesterday. The band sounded good, I was grooving and sitting in the pocket with the drummer. But I also noticed a huge problem. We have way too much dead space (time) between some songs. Some transitions were almost immediate, some 15 or 20 seconds, but a few times it was as long as 45- 55 seconds! The usual culprits of these time warps are when there are on stage debates as to which song to play next and/or the lead singer(s) are looking for their lyrics. I've mentioned this problem a number of times, but little has been fixed to remedy the situation. I'm going to show the leader of the band the dead space right before our gig tonight with my stop watch app on my iPhone. I'm hoping this will motivate the entire band to cut out all of the dead space. I see it as a real dance-floor killer.