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post Dec 9 2011, 07:18 PM
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Ah yes , I remember this well. One time I tried out for this band , they all dressed up like cats{with make up} ( it was called "Cat Fight"),I got the gig,as they were needing a second guitarist for a gig on the sunset strip.we had 2 practices before the show and as I was getting ready to go to the first practice,I called the other guitarist for the directions and could never get a hold of him .The next day he calls and says that they found someone else ( so this is the closest I got to play the strip)
anyhoo ,there were many stories of bands I was in for a short time
and looking at your band, I think that if you could find musicians that are more of" musicians for hire", rather than equal band mates ( sort of like senior Bone suggested about mustaine ) there would be less " heads and ego's colliding"
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post Dec 9 2011, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 9 2011, 05:49 PM) *
All the greats have had days like this ... I am sure you will bounce back and when you do finish the album you will wonder what on earth you were thinking with the present version - the new version will be exponentially more awesome for sure!


Andrew, thank you ! I think I needed to hear that smile.gif You're right, I will think that biggrin.gif

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and looking at your band, I think that if you could find musicians that are more of" musicians for hire", rather than equal band mates ( sort of like senior Bone suggested about mustaine ) there would be less " heads and ego's colliding"


Yes, I think all the experiences with ex band members had to happen to lead me to this point now. I reminded myself of Mustaine = Megadeth and another one today I came across was Annihilator.. although I don't have any of their albums it's another example of a band that is basically one guy, Jeff Waters. Gave me a lot of encouragement smile.gif


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post Dec 11 2011, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Dec 9 2011, 07:18 PM) *
they all dressed up like cats{with make up} ( it was called "Cat Fight")

laugh.gif Hahaha!! That's so funny. Imagine that at some point someone came up with an idea to dress up like cats, wear cat makeup, name the band cat fight and there must have been three, four other band members who shine up and agree it's a cool idea biggrin.gif


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Dec 11 2011, 10:38 PM
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So sorry to hear that man, and knowing you worked so hard on this. sad.gif I hope you will have more time for practicing, work, and other important things, and new band will come, you are awesome player, musician and above all - great guy! smile.gif


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post Dec 12 2011, 09:57 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 11 2011, 09:38 PM) *
So sorry to hear that man, and knowing you worked so hard on this. sad.gif I hope you will have more time for practicing, work, and other important things, and new band will come, you are awesome player, musician and above all - great guy! smile.gif


Thanks Ivan.. as you say, I have more time to practise ! smile.gif


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post Dec 12 2011, 10:02 AM
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It could be that this break was needed so you develop yourself even further as a musician. We all need a change here and there, and it usually doesn't look like we do, but when the time passes, and we look back, the change becomes the part of us, who we are, and determines our destiny.

Anyway, I'm going to follow your practicing log and attend some of the chats, I hope you can teach me some interesting speedy legato licks. biggrin.gif


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post Dec 12 2011, 10:15 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 12 2011, 09:02 AM) *
Anyway, I'm going to follow your practicing log and attend some of the chats, I hope you can teach me some interesting speedy legato licks. biggrin.gif


Oh man, the pressure is on ! biggrin.gif I haven't worked on my legato in a while !! wink.gif


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post Dec 14 2011, 08:22 PM
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That was a bit of a shock to read mellow.gif ....but it happens and it won' be the last time unfortunatly.
Maybe we can take some pieces of Belgiums ' The reckoning' and the English 'The reckoning'... wink.gif laugh.gif
I have to mention they play " death metal "..ofcours .. laugh.gif wink.gif rolleyes.gif

Succes (seriously) ..i wouldn't be too hasty with finding members...take time and see who rolls around the next couple
of months .....Just keep it as metal and dark as..aaah enough!! laugh.gif
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post Dec 15 2011, 04:49 AM
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I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe you can take the parts of the songs that you wrote and make new ones out of them with your new band. Sometimes just moving on and doing something new can be good too. I wish you success with your next band.


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post Dec 15 2011, 06:07 AM
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Sorry to hear this ;( This sort of thing does happen all the time for various reasons. One thing to keep in mind, if you join a band and notice that you are a bit "better" than the other guitar player, try to play it off. Play it down, keep it simple when soloing etc. at least for a while. Egos can be a tricky thing. If you start overshadowing a "core" member, you may find yourself being replaced. This actually happened to me a while ago and I was really unprepared for it. Just another thing to look out for. And a good reason to start your own project so you are the "core" guy smile.gif

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Ah yes , I remember this well. One time I tried out for this band , they all dressed up like cats{with make up} ( it was called "Cat Fight"),I got the gig,as they were needing a second guitarist for a gig on the sunset strip.we had 2 practices before the show and as I was getting ready to go to the first practice,I called the other guitarist for the directions and could never get a hold of him .The next day he calls and says that they found someone else ( so this is the closest I got to play the strip)
anyhoo ,there were many stories of bands I was in for a short time
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post Dec 15 2011, 10:34 AM
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Thanks guys, luckily I am the core guy as I started the band and wrote all the music, so I can keep all the arrangements and lyrics as they are, which is good smile.gif


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