...then I'm off into the sunset...
can you summarise it for me please?
From my experience of being in an unsuccessful 21st century band, it means nothing.
...simply cannot be truncated I'm afraid. What do you think this is - twitter? ;-)
You'll simply have to take 5 minutes out of your busy day to read it. There will be a test at the end.
written by some soppy loser in a band that nobody ever heard of. The prose style is beyond irritating and provides a very good illustration of why the internet needs a merciless blog cull.
...I like the way a guy posting on an internet forum at twenty to twelve on a Friday night is calling me a soppy loser....
I wouldn't say nobody's heard of us - as it states clearly in the piece, the drummers nan and a man with 2 hearing aids in the local pub are more than aware of our work....
I'm glad someone else hates ''networking'', too. I hate when people say that this is an essential part of success (not just in music, even in the most mundane of fields) because it just sounds to me like being flagrantly dishonest and using people simply for 'career progression' and whatever.
One of the most depressing words.
...'team building exercise', 'synergy', 'meld' - all these words bring me out in hives.
if you don't think anyone honestly believes in the points this guy brings up. It sounds like he is just pointing out that if he and his band are 'relegated' to a certain level of popularity and income because there are some lines they won't cross, then he's fine with that. I think it's important to be self-aware as a musician/band and to at least have considered these issues, no matter where you stand on them. It seems his main complaint is against bands who have not thought about it, or who have taken advantage of the corporate machine to disguise their lack of talent (which is too subjective for us all to agree on anyway).
I also really enjoyed the comment further down about how it silly it is that people have a hard time accepting that you make music because you love it, and may not intend to have a career there.
....that was the only point (if there even was one) that I was trying to make. The fella in the comment put it much more succinctly than myself, mind...
I wonder if I put on an art exhibition in my local community centre I'll get tarred with the 'soppy loser' brush for not putting up the works of Rembrandt...?
...we've certainly considered that...
and the singer is fucking terrible. Ditch the singer.
Thanks for your kind words. So thoughtful of you. You've probably years of experience which means I have enough respect to follow your smashing advice.
Band name changed and I've left...the good news is I can now start another band called The B of the Bang! Huzzah! Everyone's happy.
I won't bore you with my years of experience but its a terrible world out there, you need to suck cock to get anywhere bbz(obviously depending on what you consider to be success or whatever). Plus you need to schmooze the fuck out of people/have the right friends and basically just be pretty fucking good in the first place.