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or do you just think that you're just "ok"
or do you think you're rubsgash and are just doing it to pass time n' shiz?
cos we were rubbish!
But we're all very close...
I think you do need to stay grounded and keep a sensible view about what you're doing and accept other people may not agree that you're the best thing ever.
But at the same time I think you have to believe in your own head that you are (or at least can be) brilliant, otherwise all the frustrations and disappointments you inevitably experience would be too much to bear.
so YOU'd better!
there is no band in the world I'd sooner be in and, given the choice to replace anyone in my band with absolutely anyone in the world, I'd decline.
but that's because I have no superego to keep me in check.
(though off the record, I sometimes wish our drummer would play a lot simpler)
in your own way.
Otherwise what's the point? If you tunred up ever so humble, and stared at the floor whilst saying "well, you probably won't like this one" who would listen?
If i could find the JAMC clip to prove my point on youtube i would, but i can't.
...who has seen me play live cant dispute how much i love the band i play in.
You scared the kids of Hitchin, which I can only thank you for :-)
What are they like live? That sounds potentially quite appealing to me.
Do you play in Rockbitch then?
band, but getting other people to can be frustrating.
that this would be written by you.
I check our myspace every five seconds and I don't even care that I'm losing loads and loads on money doing it!
start to bend.
i think im a good songwriter but a mediocre musician and performer.
i think alot of the time bands are after signage so self promote or want to score with girls who know no better :P
Ive been meeting alot of people in bands of late and auditioning musicians for my new band/project.
Its quite scary where some peoples heads are! my new no.1 desired attribute in band members is objectivity.
I find pretty much without fail that if someone loves the songs they fit well into my band.
but since i met the guy who loved our songs to the point he jumped so much he fucked up every note its gone down a few places.
the best are play by ear musicians who cant play by ear thou, soooo many of em.
and the great
'wow we were in a crazy time signature then'
no u were out of time!!!!
In that pretty much everyone who's ever tried out for my band has been completely fine. I think it's cos I never openly audition people and always seek recommendations from people I know instead.
"everything you hate/is everything that you created"
I've never been impressed by any band I've been in, or indeed anything I've written, I'm just too bloody-minded to give up hope.
other people could potentially do what I do better than me, but no one seems to be trying. So I'll carry on until someone nicks all my ideas and becomes more succesful with them. Then wait for a retrospective critical reappraisal.
I predict I'll break even on my musical investment sometime within the next 30 years.
Whenever I talk to anyone at work, or who I don't think is that 'into' music I always really, really play down what I do and am really coy about it all.
I'd definitely quit- or change the personnel, depending on how large a part I played in the band.
I never understand it when speaking to people upon hearing they're in a band, and they say 'yeah, we're kind of like funky-rock, it's a bit shit...' why they don't go and create something they're actually proud of being a part of. It must be the worst thing ever going onstage and preying no-one you know shows up.