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Re: Mac's Music Project Thread
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2016, 09:30:46 am »
I have full confidence in you. I already know how serious you take your music and the fact that you're willing to walk away from one band to start another says A LOT about your desire and dedication. Most people would have just stayed the course and resigned themselves to a band that would not progress because that would be the easy route to take. You're taking steps to get closer to what you want and that's all I need to know about you and your commitment.
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« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2016, 09:32:47 am »
Yeah, if someone is already putting a limit on what they want to play, I know I'd get bored super fast being put into such a tiny box like that.
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Re: Mac's Music Project Thread
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2016, 10:58:41 am »
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I have full confidence in you. I already know how serious you take your music and the fact that you're willing to walk away from one band to start another says A LOT about your desire and dedication. Most people would have just stayed the course and resigned themselves to a band that would not progress because that would be the easy route to take. You're taking steps to get closer to what you want and that's all I need to know about you and your commitment.

I'm going to take another stab at approaching the guitarist and Bass player before I step out. I know them and how they and what they like. Would save some time. I like them both. Not sure they liked each other?

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Yeah, if someone is already putting a limit on what they want to play, I know I'd get bored super fast being put into such a tiny box like that.

My thoughts too. Friends are saying "Give it a go. What do you have to lose?" I get what they are saying. I just need to have a little discretion.
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Re: Mac's Music Project Thread
« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2016, 03:47:26 am »
Had an audition yesterday. Had to decline afterwards.

I was corresponding with one of the guitar players all week. Song list was hit and miss. All classic rock, but there was some pretty heavy stuff from Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, while I don't mind listening too, I just don't see women liking very much. Those songs alone would exclude us from a a lot of places like wineries and some restaurants.

The two main reasons I declined was it was almost an hour drive one way to the house to practice. Second and even worse, I walk into the basement and it's cloudy with smoke. In one millisecond I knew this was not going to work. All the guys were nice. The sound was really unbalanced. I played, for the first time, someone else's kit. But I bore through the songs. Some I had played before. Some brand new. I did ok to good.

I was in a long list of candidates. Someone there when I got there. Someone waiting when I left.

Oh well. I learned a new lesson. Need to bring up the smoke issue for the next potential band. Not waste my time.
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« Reply #64 on: June 27, 2016, 05:39:43 am »
You're a better man than I am Charlie Brown. I wouldn't have even played one lick if I walked into a situation with smoke involved. Can't stand the smell and furthermore, my health is more important to subject myself to that kind of toxic environment. So, you did the right thing. Keep plugging away and stay firm on what it is you're looking for. It will happen.
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Re: Mac's Music Project Thread
« Reply #65 on: June 27, 2016, 03:29:53 pm »
Man, I had some minor breathing issues after the audition. And my clothes and sticks bag smelled. Had to leave them out in the garage to air out. Man, I can't make that mistake again.

Here in the city and suburbs, it's been smoke free for some time. I assumed it was state wide. Wrong. Apparently there are plenty of bars were smoking heavily still exists.  >:(

So now, this refines my venues to gig. Which is ok. I know what I know... Now.
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