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Alex Feather
post Oct 25 2012, 03:17 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 25 2012, 01:34 AM) *
That's life in the big city eh? Got to to look the part to fit the "Packaging" right? But the good news is, you'll end up looking great! So take plenty of press pix and what not so that once off the road and back to regular eating/living, you can have some killer pix for the demo/press pack. Assuming of course you can get a ripping six pack abs set in that short of time. God knows I couldn't.

Branding is a B**TCH but hey, whattya gonna do eh? When Nightwish replaced Tarja, they tarted up the new gal to look just like her, died her hair and everything. When Ben Moody formed a band after Evanescence, he ended up hiring a singer gal that they tarted up just like Amy Lee. I"m sure if I got called to join TYR ( yeah right) they'd want me to get hair extensions and get on steroids. smile.gif


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Well that's the thing! I have been thinking a lot about the whole situation and I get it! It's like you are coming to a restaurant and if their food pictures are all nasty you will not eat there you will go somewhere else! If you are playing with celebrities you have to look 150% so when people see you they like "Man I want to look like this dude!"


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post Oct 25 2012, 08:16 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Oct 25 2012, 02:17 AM) *
Well that's the thing! I have been thinking a lot about the whole situation and I get it! It's like you are coming to a restaurant and if their food pictures are all nasty you will not eat there you will go somewhere else! If you are playing with celebrities you have to look 150% so when people see you they like "Man I want to look like this dude!"

Well, that's one way of putting it, but when you join a team you also have to follow the rules so it would only be fair to do things this way. If you decide you want in, of course!


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Alex Feather
post Oct 26 2012, 05:30 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 25 2012, 07:16 AM) *
Well, that's one way of putting it, but when you join a team you also have to follow the rules so it would only be fair to do things this way. If you decide you want in, of course!

That's why it is a reality of being a hired gun! The sad part is that there is so many talented musicians that sit without work because of stupid rules!


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post Oct 26 2012, 07:49 AM
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I know man, this is one of the reasons why I feel happy for not having to rely on anybody else than myself to make money out of music. In here the great compromise done by musicians is to perform in cover bands and totally obliterate their musical personalities. I have A LOT of friends being tremendous musicians, but not having written anything worth noticing just because they didn't give themselves enough time to finish a product in its entirety. Too bad..


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post Oct 26 2012, 10:39 PM
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I can't wait to find out what band this is for!


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post Oct 27 2012, 10:38 AM
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QUOTE (derper @ Oct 26 2012, 10:39 PM) *
I can't wait to find out what band this is for!


Is it Attack Attack ??



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post Oct 27 2012, 05:08 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 27 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Is it Attack Attack ??



How do you manage to find such bad music? rolleyes.gif

Btw, i know Alex can do more then that!!! smile.gif
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post Oct 27 2012, 05:38 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Oct 27 2012, 04:08 PM) *
How do you manage to find such bad music? rolleyes.gif


that bad it isn't even available in Germany.
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post Oct 27 2012, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE (BTrian @ Oct 27 2012, 06:38 PM) *
that bad it isn't even available in Germany.


Cool, one reason more to move to Germany!! smile.gif
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post Oct 27 2012, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (BTrian @ Oct 27 2012, 05:38 PM) *
that bad it isn't even available in Germany.


Germany is too cool for that ! cool.gif


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post Oct 27 2012, 10:10 PM
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Attack, attack is not bad smile.gif Not bad at all!


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post Oct 28 2012, 12:49 AM
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It is a great band! But you didn't guess! smile.gif I will give you a clue it is a pop rock band and it is a multi platinum project that has been on the market since 2000...


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post Oct 28 2012, 08:46 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Oct 27 2012, 11:49 PM) *
It is a great band! But you didn't guess! smile.gif I will give you a clue it is a pop rock band and it is a multi platinum project that has been on the market since 2000...


Male or female fronted? biggrin.gif


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post Oct 28 2012, 09:02 AM
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could be 3 doors down...


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post Oct 28 2012, 09:10 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Oct 21 2012, 01:57 PM) *
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?


Alex if I may;
This is something you may approach peacefully and quietly, your best is all you ever have and you have no less, it is enough. There is no catch, time is neither short nor long, it is what it is. The hair and tats piece of cake. If your 6 pack needs diet and effort then do so. Do not falter or hesitate, envision success now and apply your self with consistent focus and meaning now. Follow your plan, you do know (intuition) what to do! Don't worry about being positive, do not worry at all. Think of it as being So. Have Faith. Relax, enjoy, succeed!

I am very excited for you, be well

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post Oct 28 2012, 11:10 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Oct 27 2012, 11:49 PM) *
It is a great band! But you didn't guess! smile.gif I will give you a clue it is a pop rock band and it is a multi platinum project that has been on the market since 2000...

Coldplay?
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post Oct 28 2012, 01:12 PM
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It's ok, I wasn't being serious about Attack Attack wink.gif

We should stop trying to guess as well and let Alex get on with it smile.gif


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post Oct 28 2012, 01:19 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 28 2012, 01:12 PM) *
It's ok, I wasn't being serious about Attack Attack wink.gif

We should stop trying to guess as well and let Alex get on with it smile.gif


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post Oct 28 2012, 01:33 PM
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post Oct 28 2012, 01:43 PM
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one question , what assurance do you have that if you do as they ask that the job will be yours ( I will still do it), I never heard of anyone sorry that they got in shape
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