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post Dec 17 2009, 01:54 AM
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As we had a very long (and interesting) discussion about the music business the other day, I was thinking of cheering things up a little bit.
We all sure know what to do to be a famous rock star, but do we know what NOT to do??
To get things going, I will take some examples - since I never had any success at all..... tongue.gif

Don't...... try to do the same things like Ozzy, it will probably kill you unless you can get a wife like his and even more luck.

Don't...... ever touch a Record Companys manager's wife, daughter or even mother-in-law. You will be banned forever!

Don't ..... tell your hairdresser to get a similar haircut as Michael Bolton 1986.

Don't ..... try to understand what your manager does with all the money - he might take it all and go for the Bermudas.

Don't ..... ever do a Beatles-cover. Paul McCartney has enough money already and you might be arrested for murder, since all studio engineers has recorded at least some 50 versions already and another one will make them jump out of the window!

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post Dec 17 2009, 02:00 AM
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If you want to be a rock star, don't try to use more than 2 chords in a song!


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post Dec 17 2009, 04:06 AM
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Don't ........ learn all that stupid theory - it will only get in the way of your true creativity!


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post Dec 17 2009, 06:47 AM
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  • Don't... trade your 1979 Gibson Les Paul KM cherry sunburst like Jimmy Pages in exchange for a DRV2000 reverb unit that will only be worth 20 bucks five years from now.
  • Don't... do the same with your 1984 Mesa Boogie Mark II combo in exchange for a Korg Drum Machine and some midi cables and some other junk.
  • Don't.... audition for a band named "James Blonde" without bleaching your hair first! smile.gif
    oh yeah... and don't leave your metronome running with your headphones on while you're typing a long post for GMC. tongue.gif


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post Dec 17 2009, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 17 2009, 02:00 AM) *
If you want to be a rock star, don't try to use more than 2 chords in a song!


You must be kidding, thats far too many, I've built my whole reportoire on 2 chords. E and A !!!

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post Dec 19 2009, 03:24 AM
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Also, don't----------experiment with form in a song. Stick to the "intro verse chorus verse chorus bridge chorus chorus chorus chorus" formula


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James Blonde, haha, that's a pretty cool name! laugh.gif


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post Dec 19 2009, 08:52 AM
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Don't ACTUALLY play with oven mitts on!


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QUOTE (NoSkill @ Dec 19 2009, 09:52 AM) *
Don't ACTUALLY play with oven mitts on!


Yeah, btw, NoSkill, was that oven mitts video of your real? smile.gif
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post Dec 19 2009, 10:04 AM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Dec 19 2009, 03:24 AM) *
Also, don't----------experiment with form in a song. Stick to the "intro verse chorus verse chorus bridge chorus chorus chorus chorus" formula


Are'nt You a little old-fashioned here Daniel, it sounds complicated.... The songs I hear at Radio nowadays is more like: chorus,chorus,chorus,chorus,chorus,chorus,chorus with some guy speaking something on top of it, that can be understandable only if You have a masters degree in bad words or read the album cover. (which in fact is a reason to buy it, I think its therefore it sells.... tongue.gif )


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Don't.......... Mime to backing tracks, grow 'trendy' dreads and have a stupid name like....Milli Vanilli!! laugh.gif


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post Dec 19 2009, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 19 2009, 04:04 AM) *
with some guy speaking something on top of it


HAHAHAHAHAHA, that was too much.


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post Dec 20 2009, 04:09 AM
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if you want to be famous rock star don't get fender combo, get marshall double stack.


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post Dec 20 2009, 05:06 AM
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And I thought I was nuts. Ha! Great post guys... tongue.gif
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post Dec 20 2009, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (intemperateControl @ Dec 20 2009, 05:06 AM) *
And I thought I was nuts. Ha! Great post guys... tongue.gif


Nuts? We are deadly serious here.... and Im from Sweden!!! tongue.gif

And one more Dont:

Don't ever try to imitate Your favourite artist when You haven't learn English and grew up in Northern Sweden.

The clip below illustrates this: (btw. I cried when I first heard this guy - of laughter, we used to have his records in our touring bus in the old days to cheer things up a little, btw. he made a christmas album that is the most horrible I ever heard.... )



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QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 20 2009, 06:53 PM) *
Nuts? We are deadly serious here.... and Im from Sweden!!! tongue.gif

And one more Dont:

Don't ever try to imitate Your favourite artist when You haven't learn English and grew up in Northern Sweden.

The clip below illustrates this: (btw. I cried when I first heard this guy - of laughter, we used to have his records in our touring bus in the old days to cheer things up a little, btw. he made a christmas album that is the most horrible I ever heard.... )




LMAO !!!! laugh.gif


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QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 20 2009, 08:53 AM) *
Nuts? We are deadly serious here.... and Im from Sweden!!! tongue.gif

And one more Dont:

Don't ever try to imitate Your favourite artist when You haven't learn English and grew up in Northern Sweden.

The clip below illustrates this: (btw. I cried when I first heard this guy - of laughter, we used to have his records in our touring bus in the old days to cheer things up a little, btw. he made a christmas album that is the most horrible I ever heard.... )


enehonalooonnn lesss rook! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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The story bout this guy is as following:
When he woke up after having a stroke, he saw that as his mission to continue to spread Elvis music, even that he wasn't a musician before. When I first heard I thought, this must be a joke. But since several musicians who have played with him confirms that he really IS that bad, I'm now convinced. The funny thing here is that he is really a local hero in Sweden and sells his record and makes a living out of it... He even was in some commercials some years ago.... So the bottom line here is:

Don't get talented!!!! biggrin.gif


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