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Starting A Band In Your 40s

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  • Starting A Band In Your 40s

    It ain't easy.....

    a selection of my songs: https://soundcloud.com/songwriter101

    my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaulTiberiusNads

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    Nice stuff. I really enjoyed it -- cool guitar work and good tunes. All the best!
    <div class="signaturecontainer">John Bartus<br />
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    • #3
      Nice stuff. I really enjoyed it -- cool guitar work and good tunes. All the best!


      We haven't recorded anything yet

      a selection of my songs: https://soundcloud.com/songwriter101

      my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaulTiberiusNads

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      • #4
        I was writing about the debut album... sorry if I confused that with the new band. I've got band issues I'm dealing with at the tender age of 48 -- I can relate.
        <div class="signaturecontainer">John Bartus<br />
        John Bartus &amp; Storm Watch<br />
        Live From the Florida Keys<br />
        <a href="http://www.johnbartus.com" target="_blank">http://www.johnbartus.com</a><br />
        <a href="http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnBartus" target="_blank">http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnBartus</a></div>

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        • #5
          I was writing about the debut album... sorry if I confused that with the new band. I've got band issues I'm dealing with at the tender age of 48 -- I can relate.


          Oh I see. My apologies

          And thanks!

          Good luck with your band. How many members? Luckily, there are only three people in mine

          a selection of my songs: https://soundcloud.com/songwriter101

          my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaulTiberiusNads

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          • #6
            Your music is quintessenial Brit Pop...You pay tribute to your musical heroes but do not labor to 'ape' them.
            Saul T. Nads' music is truly music to my ears, I think I mentioned before your stuff is very reminiscent of my style.
            I'm a sucker for Brit Pop, tight soaring, harmonies, jangling 12 Strings , and most of all catchy chord changes...some of your chord changes are predictible/likeable... but some are just extraordinarily beautiful and diverse.

            Big 'Props' to Mr. Buckley (Ernesto 'B'/NYC) for his excellent remastering.
            <div class="signaturecontainer">In the Kingdom of the Blind, the One-eyed Man is King.</div>

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            • #7
              Your music is quintessenial Brit Pop...You pay tribute to your musical heroes but do not labor to 'ape' them.
              Saul T. Nads' music is truly music to my ears, I think I mentioned before your stuff is very reminiscent of my style.
              I'm a sucker for Brit Pop, tight soaring, harmonies, jangling 12 Strings , and most of all catchy chord changes...some of your chord changes are predictible/likeable... but some are just extraordinarily beautiful and diverse.

              Big 'Props' to Mr. Buckley (Ernesto 'B'/NYC) for his excellent remastering.


              Props indeed to Mr. Buckley - I love what he's done with my tunes

              Thanks for your kind comments, good sir . I tried to sig your whole post, but I got a 'you've used too many characters' error message. Therefore I've included an edited version. Hope that's ok with you

              Anyone else start a band in their 40s? By the way, the idea for this thread came from the excellent Mr. Rasputin. Cheers, Ras

              a selection of my songs: https://soundcloud.com/songwriter101

              my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaulTiberiusNads

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              • #8
                It ain't easy.....


                Hey Salty,
                I did the band thing long ago, one of the most frustrating musical periods of my life and I have a tremendous amount of respect for any band that can not only survive but thrive. I think of a band like U2 that has been together for 30 years, that is truly a miracle. The Stones another... truly amazing. With that said, the older I get, the more precious my time is and I refuse to spend it with people who are getting in the way of my music journey. So I don`t do the band thing anymore but I do have friends I play with from time to time but I refuse to call us a band because that then limits what we do and what I can do. For example, at my last gig, I used another drummer because my usual drummer could not make it. Not only did he completely rock, he made us play better! My usual drummer is great and I love the guy but its nice to know we are not limited in what we do. Same goes for the bass player and guitarist. I am actually working with many other people on my next record who had nothing to do with the first and are not even the guys I play with on a normal basis but I truly enjoy the freedom and like I said, once you label a group as your band, you lose that. So I`m basically a singer-songwriter who plays it out with the same guys but on occasion, I all upon different people. No egos to deal with except mine! Just the way I like it.

                So what I`m trying to say is, you`re probably doing the band thing because its cheaper than hiring people every time you want to rehearse and gig but you`re probably going to have to deal with a lot more headaches. So maybe you should consider my MO. You have the songs and the talent, you just need a "support group". I`m not trying to downplay the other musicians in a band but you can play guitar and sing so that handles the key points. You just need to get a solid rhythm section and another guitarist to fill out your sound. Just my $02.

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                • #9
                  Just my $02.


                  wow - that's some arrogance -- you are saying your opinion is 100 more valuable than others

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                  • #10
                    Your post made for a very interesting read, Ernest. Thanks

                    However, here's where I'm at:

                    I no longer have the urge to write songs. It's been about a year since I wrote my last one, and to be honest I don't miss writing songs at all. I've written all the songs I'm going to write, I reckon

                    The singer/guitarist in Turtle Z is a very talented songwriter and I'm more than happy to come up with bass lines to complement his tunes. We also do some covers, and they're fun to do

                    So at the moment I'm content to be the bass-player in a three-piece band. We do a couple of my songs, you know - 'You Never Leave The Light On' and 'In Your Eyes'. Wayne (singer/guitarist) has kindly said that the latter tune is one of his favourite songs of all time by anybody!

                    a selection of my songs: https://soundcloud.com/songwriter101

                    my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaulTiberiusNads

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                    • #11
                      It's not easy to meet new people after 40 .
                      It's better to find your old high school friends and teach them how to play an instrument.
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">It's not about money or popularity , although some money would be nice.</div>

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                      • #12
                        wow - that's some arrogance -- you are saying your opinion is 100 more valuable than others



                        Nope, I`m saying that I know what I am: a singer-songwriter and I don`t need a band to really get the song across so I don`t need full time players. I do call upon people to back me up on occasion but whether they show up or not, I can get by without them. Its not arrogance. When I want a heavier sound, I call up my friends and we do a group thing, see? I didn`t use the B--- word!

                        Now when it comes to them playing what they play, I also give them my ideas and ask them to make it their own but try to keep some of the flavor I`m looking for. Considering their friends and they don`t get payed and they don`t write either, everyone is usually a happy camper. If they have an idea, I listen. If I like it, we keep it. Its all about my ego dammit.

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                        • #13
                          Nope, I`m saying that I know what I am: a singer-songwriter



                          and not a professional typist - I'm saying you forgot the decimal point that makes it 2 CENTS - you wrote 2 dollars

                          Just my $02.


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                          • #14
                            wait until you are fifty.

                            starting a band is way easier after midlife crisis.

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                            • #15
                              and not a professional typist - I'm saying you forgot the decimal point that makes it 2 CENTS - you wrote 2 dollars





                              My ego being what it is... I put more value on my opinion than you do on yours.

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