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  • "So you guys think you're in a band?... "

    "... You're not in a ****************ing band! This is not a band! We have gigs together and that's it, OK! I can dissolve this tomorrow if I want to."

    The scary words spoken by a friend of mine to his "band". We both thought atthe time that having a steady band was the dumbest thing on earth.

    We have also both changed our minds on that since then and discovered the musical benefits of having a steady group to play with. But...

    ... I can still see the point in not getting too attached to the people you play with. For they are going to leave you or you might find yourself in a position where you may have to leave them.

    It's a tough business and if someone sees a chance they should go for it and not be held down by "loyalty".
    <div class="signaturecontainer">Terje Larsson<br />
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    Ah, sorry, it's all in swedish, but you can always <i>look</i>!<br />
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    You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever). <br />
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Terje
    "... You're not in a ****************ing band! This is not a band! We have gigs together and that's it, OK! I can dissolve this tomorrow if I want to."

    The scary words spoken by a friend of mine to his "band". We both thought atthe time that having a steady band was the dumbest thing on earth.


    real simple answer to that:


    "You can't dissolve this band tomorrow mother ****************er, you know why? Cause you won't have a band tomorrow as of right this minute, you don't have a band, GO **************** YOURSELF!!

    and have a nice ****************ing life ****************************"


    that would be my real simple response to a comment like that if it was made towards me.
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    • #3
      mine would be.....cool, I'm off the hook
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      • #4
        Must have been the drummer, spitting out like that.
        So, I'd say, "Looks like I will be getting that drum machine out again then!"
        ...and you know what...none of the punters would complain.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by stratcat


          real simple answer to that:


          "You can't dissolve this band tomorrow mother ****************er, you know why? Cause you won't have a band tomorrow as of right this minute, you don't have a band, GO **************** YOURSELF!!

          and have a nice ****************ing life ****************************"


          that would be my real simple response to a comment like that if it was made towards me.


          Well, it wouldn't have made an impression on him cause he could easily take that. He's a very fine rhythm guitarist and can sing pretty well so he can find more jobs on his own than with a band. In fact he dissolved one band every week for a period of his life. So I suppose he got that answer quite often
          <div class="signaturecontainer">Terje Larsson<br />
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          <font size="0"><font color="red">inbox is full, send e-mail instead</font></font><br />
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          Hey, wanna look at <font color="red">my comics</font>? Come here then <a href="http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/</a><br />
          <br />
          Ah, sorry, it's all in swedish, but you can always <i>look</i>!<br />
          <br />
          You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever). <br />
          <br />
          <a href="http://spytunes.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://spytunes.co.uk/</a></div>

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          • #6
            I can see your point Terje, but I could never be in a band where I'm just a kind of tool ...
            I simply couldn't have fun ... which is my reason for making music.

            But your mileage may vary...

            This makes me think that I've never seen any of the local pros having fun.
            OK, they have that wellknown sex face when doing their solos, but the rest
            of the time they look bored more than anything else ... probably because they're
            not in a real band ...
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            • #7
              It's a fine line.
              No loyalty will cause you to develop a reputation as being unreliable. Bouncing from band to band will do the same.

              There are serious benefits to being in a band that stays together, depending on the kind of music you play. Just overall tightness being one. Hopefully friendship being another.

              I would prefer a long term band of good players. Steady gigs with a band that has name recognition would be nice. It takes time to develop that and booking gigs is easier and less work once you do.

              All that being said someone usually ****************s it up. Ego is often times the contributing factor.

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              • #8
                My reply would be " Oh,Okay then. Let's see...I've been rehearsing with you for 6 months now...so, three rehearsals a week times.....carry the four....You owe me $1,759.26 for the rehearsals, and $1012.58 for the live shows I've played. Ah, hell- lets make it $2500.00 and call it even.
                Do you want to just write me a check for my time now or do you just want to pay me cash? And while you're at it, we're going to have to talk about my expenses..."
                <div class="signaturecontainer">[originally posted by ibobunot] ~ If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? <br />
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by robochimp
                  My reply would be " Oh,Okay then. Let's see...I've been rehearsing with you for 6 months now...so, three rehearsals a week times.....carry the four....You owe me $1,759.26 for the rehearsals, and $1012.58 for the live shows I've played. Ah, hell- lets make it $2500.00 and call it even.
                  Do you want to just write me a check for my time now or do you just want to pay me cash? And while you're at it, we're going to have to talk about my expenses..."


                  Now that's a good reply!
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">Terje Larsson<br />
                  <br />
                  <font size="0"><font color="red">inbox is full, send e-mail instead</font></font><br />
                  <br />
                  Hey, wanna look at <font color="red">my comics</font>? Come here then <a href="http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/</a><br />
                  <br />
                  Ah, sorry, it's all in swedish, but you can always <i>look</i>!<br />
                  <br />
                  You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever). <br />
                  <br />
                  <a href="http://spytunes.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://spytunes.co.uk/</a></div>

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                  • #10
                    Actual words spoken to a former drummer:
                    "Look pal, we can replace you with a box any time we want so
                    get with the program."
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by aliensporebomb
                      Actual words spoken to a former drummer:
                      "Look pal, we can replace you with a box any time we want so
                      get with the program."

                      Hey man, it's not just drummers anymore - I've got guitar samples that sound better than me - and they're getting better every day. We can pretty much all be replaced by machines these days.
                      And some even believe we will :http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~phoenix/vinge/vinge-sing.html
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">[originally posted by ibobunot] ~ If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? <br />
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                      Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?</div>

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by aliensporebomb
                        Actual words spoken to a former drummer:
                        "Look pal, we can replace you with a box any time we want so
                        get with the program."


                        Great line. Lots of love in it too
                        <div class="signaturecontainer">Terje Larsson<br />
                        <br />
                        <font size="0"><font color="red">inbox is full, send e-mail instead</font></font><br />
                        <br />
                        Hey, wanna look at <font color="red">my comics</font>? Come here then <a href="http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/</a><br />
                        <br />
                        Ah, sorry, it's all in swedish, but you can always <i>look</i>!<br />
                        <br />
                        You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever). <br />
                        <br />
                        <a href="http://spytunes.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://spytunes.co.uk/</a></div>

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                        • #13
                          Sounds like Buddy Rich!
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                          • #14
                            Sounds like someone needs to work on their interpersonal realtionships.

                            I don't care if he's Les ****************ing Paul, who wants to play with an **************************** like that?
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                            • #15
                              Well, I've see it from both sides, as a "partner" and as a leader.
                              And I have to sy, the older I get, the more it's just a business. Too many guys act like a band is a frigging marriage, and going separate ways becomes this big emotional dramatic ordeal, replete with emotional outbursts, name-calling, petulant phone calls, and public smearing of others involved. In the grand scheme of things, it's just a group of guys who come together to make some (sometimes) decent music for a while and otherwise live their lives. The guys who get the most wrung out over it are the guys who seem to think it's a lifetime commitment.

                              Basically, I've discovered there are generally two types of guys who play in bands: those who see the band as the object, and those who see the band as the means. I'm a means kind of guy; it's just the means to get my songs put into a tangible form. I hire guys and I pay them to play, and while we're friends, we're not friends socially so much. Outside of gigs and rehearsal, I rarely ever see them. For other guys I've played with, the band is the object: it's a family, an escape from their routine lives, a place to party and make a little dough while doing it, and a way to get attention. Both views are valid, they're just different. But when I see guys trying to take ownership of the band as a partnership and wanting to make decisions, and going behind my back to stir up things among my players, I just give him an opportunity to go start his own band or find a partnership, because this ain't going to be it.
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