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Old 02-25-2014, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post Being in a band

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Old 02-25-2014, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its a terrible experience, no one should ever be in a band
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ive been in like 4 bands most of them punk and none of them had any success other than a slightly decent local rep

Personally the best way i can describe being a musician is that you really have to commit to it.. and i mean REALLY commit to it literally sell your soul to Rock n roll and even then with all your talent it's a shot in the dark you never know despite all your hardwork if your band is ever gonna go anywhere add to that the music industry is saturated as sh*t your band is competing with every other band trying to make it so i think in order to get anywhere you have to really dig deep in your artistry and find a signature sound that stands out

Even bands like Nickelback or Creed who get alot of hate those bands like them or not have a signature sound and even if wannabe musicians like myself look down on them truth is they f*ckin made it and for that i secretly applaud them
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Most garage bands are always on the brink of breaking up.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I join Black Francis, it's a big commitment to make and you have to work really hard if you want a bit of celebrity.
But being in a band is awesome, you cross the road of many musicians, exchanges you can have altered the way you can play your instruments. I prefer to play with friends to jam and improvise some stuff. In those case, it doesn't matter to want to be fame or be cool, it's just a lot of fun.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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From my experience, the ratio of time spent arguing about stupid things / time spent actually playing music has always been the bad side of being in a band. But I guess the same thing can be said about most of collective activities.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I join Black Francis, it's a big commitment to make and you have to work really hard if you want a bit of celebrity.
But being in a band is awesome, you cross the road of many musicians, exchanges you can have altered the way you can play your instruments. I prefer to play with friends to jam and improvise some stuff. In those case, it doesn't matter to want to be fame or be cool, it's just a lot of fun.
Its true i don't regret struggling with my bandmates to get a gig or all the hours we spent practicing our songs those were good times

However MAKING IT in the music biz is f*ckin hard! Not everybody starts a band for the same reasons, like i remember the guitarist in my first band dreamed of stardom he honestly thought our ****ty band was going to make it, NAY revolutionise the music industry lolol

His main purpose for starting a band was to get famous and like him ive met a bunch of musicians with that same goal to get famous
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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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.
That wouldn't work among my circle of friends lol

since most of them are in a band nobody cares however making a good sandwich is a better practical skill we would consider being better than a musician lol

Although i must say i myself do a mean sandwich U_U
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