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sit back • hit up • jokey questions
live house • creative aspect
  1. I am tired of his .  Doesn't he ever say anything serious?
  2. The of my job is fun.  The stress comes when I have to make those ideas happen.
  3. We want you to and enjoy the show.
  4. We can the house party after the show.
  5. There is a close to where I live that has great music on Thursday nights.
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817 After the Gig
Eoin talks about what happens after he performs on stage.

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sit back and have drinks

You just sit back and have drinks.

When we 'sit back and have drinks,' that means we relax and have a beer or cocktails.  Notice the following:

  1. Let's sit back and have some drinks.
  2. We usually sit back and have drinks after work on Fridays.

hit it up

Have drinks and hit it up.

Here, 'hit it up' means to have a good time.  Notice the following:

  1. We really hit it up at the party.
  2. They hit it up for hours.

jokey questions

Most are jokey questions.

Here, jokey means silly.  Notice the following:

  1. It was a jokey movie.
  2. Our teacher was in a jokey mood today.

the live house

The live house is also happy.

Here, 'the live house' is a bar or club that hosts a live band.  Notice the following:

  1. We played the live house for free.
  2. The live house owner loved our band.

the creative aspect of making music

The creative aspect of making music is enjoyable.

The 'creative aspect of making music' involves the talent of the musician to write and perform new songs.  Notice the following:

  1. I love the creative aspect of making music.
  2. The creative aspect of making music makes it a great hobby.