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Old 02-27-2014, 09:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The stress of practicing 3-4 times a week, then getting loaded in/out for actual gigs are what kill it for me. When things are tight, and the crowd is interactive, thats always a high in itself, but the ratio of work to pay-off is extremely low.

The easiest band I've been in was just 2 of us. My biker buddy on his acoustic, and me plugged in with a Les Paul, and a Death Metal pedal. We played quite a few coffee shops, and some local bars doing original instrumentals, and some reworked covers. Paid really well sometimes too.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ugh, I KNOW! getting all the equipment to the gig is a ****in hassle

"Everybody go help the drummer bring out his drumkit"

After getting a few constant gigs that **** gets annoying really quick >_>
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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ugh, I KNOW! getting all the equipment to the gig is a ****in hassle

"Everybody go help the drummer bring out his drumkit"

After getting a few constant gigs that **** gets annoying really quick >_>


I hear that.

Actually, in the last band I was in (still am kinda, just not gigging right now) my guitar rig started to become such a monstrosity that (and don't hate me for this) a friend of mine dedicated himself to being my roadie. I've since toned it down a bit... Ok, a lot. Threw my back out many times lifting my cabs.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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No shame in using a roadie
ive been used as a roadie as well if im not playing that night but a friend of mine is i help him carry the equipment ^^

i don't mind helping out a fellow musician in fact ive found out most musicians in my local scene are very nice and friendly i still haven't met anybody with an arrogant Rockstar attitude.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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So, you're all parenthetical pirannahs.

Well, haven't YOU noticed, that just saying, "I'm in a band."
Gives you some respect. If, I said, "I make awesome sandwiches."


Not quite the same.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:04 AM   #16 (permalink)
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So, you're all parenthetical pirannahs.

Well, haven't YOU noticed, that just saying, "I'm in a band."
Gives you some respect. If, I said, "I make awesome sandwiches."


Not quite the same.
Get it?
Yea i get you but it also depends on the context doesn't it?

If you're in a kitchen a sandwich maker trumps a musician and if you are hungry music won't feed you but a sandwich will

i do get your point though but like 80% of the ppl i meet are in a band and i kidd you not i remember a guy trying to hit on a friend of mine and he used that musician line on her and she was like "Almost everybody here is in a band" >_>

I swear that guy woulda had a better chance with her if he had said he makes an incredible sandwich lol
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah, the "I'm in a band" thing gets pretty ****ing old after a few years. Nobody really cares, and you come off sounding like an attention whoring little twat. Unless you're Keith Richards or the like.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:27 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Hm, I think being in a band is pretty cool, but I may think that way because it's not common here. In America it might be seen different.
Of course, there's a difference in bragging and actually wanting to produce meaningful music. Or having fun or realizing an intention.
Two very different animals!
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Makes you egotistical as ****.
"Hey, I make sandwiches, really, really good sandwiches!"
"Well, I'm in a band." *dismissive look*

Been in a dozen or more.
Seen many more... come and go.
Arrogant twats are everywhere and they are a lot in music's world. I've met a lot in rock, punk and hip hop, musicians as producers. Fortunatly, all not feel superior just because they can plug and make a sound with an instrument or make a record.
Maybe you've just met a lot of wanky guys.
Just say to them "I'm in a team of awesome cook".
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Yea i get you but it also depends on the context doesn't it?

If you're in a kitchen a sandwich maker trumps a musician and if you are hungry music won't feed you but a sandwich will

i do get your point though but like 80% of the ppl i meet are in a band and i kidd you not i remember a guy trying to hit on a friend of mine and he used that musician line on her and she was like "Almost everybody here is in a band" >_>

I swear that guy woulda had a better chance with her if he had said he makes an incredible sandwich lol
Everything in this life is context and percentages.
You don't need a degree to see that, yep?

Are you a 'homo'?
Well, A %. You've, we'll assume, thought about it.

Etc etc.
Context and Percentages.

Memory and Pattern Recognition.

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Sandwiches AND guitar, unstoppable.
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