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purple hayes
post Oct 17 2008, 04:03 PM
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I found a posting on Craigslist that was looking for a guitar player for a church praise band. I've been doing that in the past, but I'm looking for a new church/band, so I sent them an e-mail.

They sent me back a list of songs to learn and a day to show up for an audition and interview. The audition part went pretty well. I screwed up one of the licks because they were playing it in a different key than the recorded version, but I was able to adjust and continue.

The post-audition interview went pretty good too until they asked me what type of music I listened to. I replied that I was pretty into guitar heavy stuff and that I really liked Vai, Satriani, Gilbert, Paco de Lucia, Brad Richter... Then I said my favorite bass player was Les Claypool. ohmy.gif

I probably should have said that I was a big fan of Hillsong United, Jeremy Camp and Third Day. laugh.gif


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post Oct 17 2008, 04:29 PM
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Are you saying that you didn't get the gig because of who you listened to?
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post Oct 17 2008, 04:32 PM
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Hhahahahahahah if the band cares about what you listen to more than your ability to play I think you'd be ALOT better off without them...

I'd imagine a non church based group would be more accepting of Les Claypool's wild antics though..
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post Oct 17 2008, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (FrankW @ Oct 17 2008, 11:29 AM) *
Are you saying that you didn't get the gig because of who you listened to?


They sent me an e-mail 2 days after the audition saying that something major had changed at the church and that they'd ceased the search for a new guitar player completely.

This thread was mostly tongue-in-cheek. It just seemed a little odd to be applying for a church "job" and not cite any Christian musicians as my favorites.



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post Oct 17 2008, 04:44 PM
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Hahahaha!! laugh.gif

I can see it now! tongue.gif

"So what kind of music do you listem to?"

"Oh, you know, Cannible Corpse, Metallica, that kind of stuff."

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post Oct 17 2008, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE (purple hayes @ Oct 17 2008, 04:39 PM) *
They sent me an e-mail 2 days after the audition saying that something major had changed at the church and that they'd ceased the search for a new guitar player completely.

This thread was mostly tongue-in-cheek. It just seemed a little odd to be applying for a church "job" and not cite any Christian musicians as my favorites.


Gotcha. Sorry you didn't get the gig. I'm not going to go off on a rant about the suspected hypocrisy of not considering you because of the fact that your favorite music did not include something "less questionable", because I don't know for sure. You have to wonder, though.
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post Oct 17 2008, 05:00 PM
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I'm actually disgusted by the original poster of this thread. He's going to burn in hell.
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post Oct 17 2008, 05:26 PM
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Funny. I play in a church praise band as well as a heavy metal band.

I had actually asked about this sort of "conflict of interest." My church music director replied "Dan, GOD loves metal too."

Words to live by...


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post Oct 17 2008, 05:27 PM
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QUOTE (Duncan @ Oct 17 2008, 06:00 PM) *
I'm actually disgusted by the original poster of this thread. He's going to burn in hell.


You'r joking right?


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post Oct 17 2008, 05:34 PM
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HAHAHAHAHA. God loves metal. Good 1
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post Oct 17 2008, 05:40 PM
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Does he love Norwegian Black Metal though?

ahah
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post Oct 17 2008, 05:48 PM
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QUOTE (fatb0t @ Oct 17 2008, 12:40 PM) *
Does he love Norwegian Black Metal though?

ahah


Yep.


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post Oct 17 2008, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE (opeth.db @ Oct 17 2008, 06:26 PM) *
I had actually asked about this sort of "conflict of interest." My church music director replied "Dan, GOD loves metal too."

Yeah I think that's more like it smile.gif

Too many people think that christians have preconceived opinions about non christians, when infact it's usually the other way around dry.gif


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post Oct 17 2008, 06:06 PM
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Oh man. Which way is this thread gonna go?

And will we need admin involvement before its all over?

We can only wait and see!



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post Oct 17 2008, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE (Siggum @ Oct 17 2008, 05:27 PM) *
You'r joking right?


No. He will be judged.
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post Oct 17 2008, 07:16 PM
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QUOTE (Duncan @ Oct 17 2008, 02:05 PM) *
No. He will be judged.


If you are not joking please stop making judgemental comments yourself.


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post Oct 17 2008, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE (jer @ Oct 17 2008, 07:06 PM) *
Oh man. Which way is this thread gonna go?

And will we need admin involvement before its all over?

We can only wait and see!

I think it will be just fine if people are polite, avoid sarcasm and irony and treat eachother with respect. The golden rule. wink.gif

EDIT: typo

This post has been edited by MickeM: Oct 17 2008, 07:24 PM


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post Oct 17 2008, 07:19 PM
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QUOTE (opeth.db @ Oct 17 2008, 05:48 PM) *
Yep.


He must be deaf then laugh.gif


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post Oct 17 2008, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE (Duncan @ Oct 17 2008, 08:05 PM) *
No. He will be judged.

And if you're joking make it easier to understand by using smileys


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post Oct 17 2008, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 17 2008, 02:18 PM) *
threat eachother with respect. The golden rule. wink.gif

laugh.gif

Did you really mean THREAT?
just kidding, I know its a typo smile.gif


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