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Alex Feather
post Oct 21 2012, 09:57 PM
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Hi guys I wanted to share a story with you that happened today I got a call from a manager of a very big band so they want to hire me but there is a catch I have until march to get 6 pack, retouch my tats and get a new haircut smile.gif
This would be probably the biggest gig in my career yet but it's a lot of work in a short period of time I will do my best to pull it off:) they don't even want me to learn songs or do an audition!
It's not news for me but being a good guitar player is not enough what you guys think about the situation and what would you do?


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post Oct 22 2012, 07:44 AM
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That's... interesting. You have to get a 6-pack? What is it? A boy band?
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post Oct 22 2012, 09:19 AM
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Afraid the reality of the music industry is that there is an obsession with visual image/looks just like you say Alex.

It even extends to us engineers. I know one who lost work because the 'talent' thought he looked to old. The engineer has thirty years professional experience.

You see a lot of photos of engineers sitting in front of big analogue consoles/desks in a studio. If you check though some of those engineers don't actually own the equpment or work in the studio in the photo. They do it becuase people want to see us infront of equipment that looks impressive.


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post Oct 22 2012, 11:57 AM
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Alex, my 2 cents on this - getting a 6 pack will never ever harm you in any way, but it's something which YOU have to do because you are convinced you want it, not because some big hiney producer/ manager wants it smile.gif I for one am working on my 6 pack because I WANT that. If this contract would make a big change in your life AND if you won't forget your principles in life, go for it. But if you have alternatives, never go for what's contrary to what you have believed and felt so far.


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post Oct 22 2012, 12:49 PM
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I say go for it, Alex. If it's going to give you something that is putting you where you want to be in life then don't let a few extra tasks get in your way. That's only if you want to do it, of course !

As for abs, it's always good to remember that we already have abs.. we don't gain abs. They just become visible when we lose the extra baggage around it. I haven't ever seen mine yet but maybe one day ! tongue.gif

If it was what I wanted, I would do whatever it takes.

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post Oct 22 2012, 04:10 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 22 2012, 01:49 PM) *
As for abs, it's always good to remember that we already have abs.. we don't gain abs. They just become visible when we lose the extra baggage around it. I haven't ever seen mine yet but maybe one day ! tongue.gif


If I was offered a job, that required a six pack, that would be a great motivation to work out. I don't see my abs either.

I don't know about the other things. I don't think I would get a tattoo to join (I don't have any).


What kind of hair cut do you need?


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post Oct 22 2012, 04:35 PM
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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Oct 22 2012, 04:10 PM) *
What kind of hair cut do you need?


Yeah, good question ! smile.gif

I can't imagine ever joining a band that require my hair to be shorter ! laugh.gif


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post Oct 22 2012, 05:20 PM
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Hey mate, this sound like good new for me. It's a truth that image is very important in the music industry, every music style has its stereotypes so this sounds normal to me.

I would go for it mate!! I'm curious to know which band you are talking about! smile.gif


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post Oct 22 2012, 05:31 PM
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It sure sounds weird and I'd really like to know what kind of band it is. But I'd also say go for it. I might join you when it comes to the six pack thingy laugh.gif

What exactly does "retouch your tats" mean? Do you have to laser them off? Or redo them so they look like new?

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post Oct 22 2012, 05:33 PM
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Steel Panther?
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post Oct 22 2012, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (korblitz @ Oct 22 2012, 06:33 PM) *
Steel Panther?


MANOWAR biggrin.gif


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post Oct 22 2012, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Oct 22 2012, 04:37 PM) *
MANOWAR biggrin.gif


^ That makes a lot more sense.
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post Oct 22 2012, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Oct 22 2012, 05:31 PM) *
What exactly does "retouch your tats" mean? Do you have to laser them off? Or redo them so they look like new?

Christian


I think it means get them re inked so they look fresh smile.gif


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post Oct 22 2012, 06:23 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 22 2012, 07:09 PM) *
I think it means get them re inked so they look fresh smile.gif


Perhaps something like this? rolleyes.gif



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post Oct 22 2012, 08:54 PM
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Retouch means redo the tats with fresh ink
It's not Manowar I will let you know what it is when it will go through


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post Oct 22 2012, 09:46 PM
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I'm curious about what band we are talking about Alex biggrin.gif


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post Oct 23 2012, 12:17 AM
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So it's Steel Panther?
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post Oct 23 2012, 01:24 AM
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Man, when I started playing in the early 90's it would have been the opposite! You would have been coerced into looking uglier and definitely would not want to have a 6 pack. Even if you did have one it would be covered in baggy sweaters and flannel ph34r.gif
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post Oct 23 2012, 06:55 AM
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Haha! Guys! You won't believe this! I dreamed that Alex showed us a list of songs that band had, in order for us to guess the band. The first one was 'Chop Suey' - So I guess we all know what band plays that song and it would be NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING if it were that band biggrin.gif


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post Oct 23 2012, 08:26 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Oct 22 2012, 09:54 PM) *
Retouch means redo the tats with fresh ink
It's not Manowar I will let you know what it is when it will go through


Primal Fear? huh.gif

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