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knightcrawler





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No. 1 Posted on Dec 4, 2012 5:01 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
OK! I have an issue...paradox...dilemma...a problem of sorts that Dr. Who feasibly can't resolve

I am in the process of looking for a day job so I can have my nights freed up.

Why?

Well, duh, so I can continue with music, photography, and be an active volunteer in the community.

Here's the question. Should I start a band knowing I may or may not have to quit? I am planning on going back to school and/or moving to another state next year.

I just miss playing. I haven't played on stage for awhile now



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No. 2 Posted on Dec 4, 2012 5:50 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
This is coming from a kid, so even I wouldn't take my advice too seriously. Better that a gigging adult with experience tells you. But in my opinion, don't make any long-time investment in a band or anything that you know you won't be around for. You'll have your chance next year. A substitute teacher once said, "Don't eat the marshmellow. You'll get more and more as long as you don't eat the marshmellow." This saying apparently came off a study of how toddlers who didn't eat the marshmellow had more successful lives and those who did didn't. But I'm going off on a tangent so back to the topic. It's just a way of saying that when you're patient, you'll get something even better. I tend to go off on a lot of tangents... one time my drum teacher and I lost half our lesson after we talked about drummers for 30 minutes.

technique2012 edited on Dec 4, 2012 5:57 PM

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No. 3 Posted on Dec 4, 2012 5:59 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I think you should do it anyway. If you don't move you'll regret wasting this time. If you do move, then you'll have the experience. I just think that you should be careful about what you put together/join. Don't waste peoples time, if it is a band that is taking it 100% serious 3-4 rehearsals a week, then they will feel very jaded if you muck them around. But if the band rehearses once a week and is pretty relaxed about it being more for fun then I don't see the harm.


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No. 4 Posted on Dec 4, 2012 6:08 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
RvJim wrote:
I think you should do it anyway. If you don't move you'll regret wasting this time. If you do move, then you'll have the experience. I just think that you should be careful about what you put together/join. Don't waste peoples time, if it is a band that is taking it 100% serious 3-4 rehearsals a week, then they will feel very jaded if you muck them around. But if the band rehearses once a week and is pretty relaxed about it being more for fun then I don't see the harm.



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No. 5 Posted on Dec 6, 2012 4:44 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
See, that's my thinking. I can simply post an add, explicitly detailing that the band is here just for fun. It may even be just a cover band, but possibly with some originals. I figured, if I do move, the other bandmates will have some exposure and get heard. If not, we can move on to bigger things if desired.

In either case, I really don't want to regret it.




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