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> What Are Your Fears?
What are you most afraid of?
Pertaining to Guitar...
Performing in front of thousands [ 3 ] ** [8.82%]
Performing for a small group of loved ones [ 5 ] ** [14.71%]
Falling off stage [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Messing up your solo [ 15 ] ** [44.12%]
Messing up your lyrics [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Tripping on your amp cable and unplugging your guitar [ 2 ] ** [5.88%]
None of the Above. I am a badass rockstar. [ 9 ] ** [26.47%]
Irrational Fears....
Bugs, snakes, rats, and creepycrawlies [ 11 ] ** [32.35%]
Aliens / UFOS [ 3 ] ** [8.82%]
Ghosts / Spirits [ 3 ] ** [8.82%]
Vampires / Werewolves [ 1 ] ** [2.94%]
Frankenstein / Mummies [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
The stranger in the Mirror [ 2 ] ** [5.88%]
The darkness [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Cthulhu / The Unknown [ 5 ] ** [14.71%]
None of the Above. I am Batman! [ 9 ] ** [26.47%]
Pertaining to Life
Failing at my career [ 4 ] ** [11.76%]
Having a significant other cheat on me [ 3 ] ** [8.82%]
Having one of my kids drift away from me emotionaly [ 4 ] ** [11.76%]
Getting into an accident leaving me paralyzed [ 11 ] ** [32.35%]
Getting into an accident leaving me blind or deaf [ 9 ] ** [26.47%]
Doing something embarassing on TV and living with the stigma [ 3 ] ** [8.82%]
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MickeM
post Oct 30 2007, 05:09 AM
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QUOTE (Animosity @ Oct 30 2007, 05:06 AM) *
He lies again!

He was flown in on a personal jet given to him by Steve Vai for being... well Mr. Cockburn.

From the airport he landed at, he was carried in a chair all the way to his house, and people gathered on the streets to welcome him to America.

Then the government asked for tax money.. mad.gif

laugh.gif yeah, that's Mr Cockburn for you, too modest to tell us how it really went down.

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post Oct 30 2007, 05:15 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 29 2007, 10:07 PM) *
(And being taxed to death is one of MY fears!)

You should never move to Norway then...


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post Oct 30 2007, 05:15 AM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Oct 30 2007, 05:15 AM) *
You should never move to Norway then...

...or Sweden


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post Oct 30 2007, 05:17 AM
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For me i voted playing for loved ones cause i hate playing infront of my wife,also fear of snakes laugh.gif and last spouse having an affair.Really thats the hardest is a loved one cheating on you.Happened to me around 3 years ago and let me tell you i have never hurt so bad in my life and the pain never goes away you just learn to deal with.We worked things out and are stronger than ever but you always have that fear in you.

Really a fear i have on guitar is being put on the spot.My friends all brag to people saying im so awesome at guitar and when someones around they start putting me on the spot ,and i hate that cause i want to play the most awesome riff in the world and i get to where i dont know what i should play smile.gif


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post Oct 30 2007, 05:22 AM
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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Oct 30 2007, 12:17 AM) *
Really a fear i have on guitar is being put on the spot.My friends all brag to people saying im so awesome at guitar and when someones around they start putting me on the spot ,and i hate that cause i want to play the most awesome riff in the world and i get to where i dont know what i should play smile.gif


Now I hate that too - I never know what to play smile.gif


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post Oct 30 2007, 05:25 AM
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My biggest fear is getting the feeling of not having experienced life when I get old


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post Oct 30 2007, 05:27 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 30 2007, 04:22 AM) *
Now I hate that too - I never know what to play smile.gif


I just rip through the pentatonic scale !! laugh.gif


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post Oct 30 2007, 05:28 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 30 2007, 12:22 AM) *
Now I hate that too - I never know what to play smile.gif



Yep biggrin.gif
Its like you dont want to just play something simple especially when there expecting some big awesome solo,then i just sit there for a minute and am like hmm.... what to play,then to just not sit there and do nothing i play something just off the top of my head and im like man i could have played something beter than that laugh.gif

Also hate when someone acts like your a jukebox and say play this or play that song biggrin.gif


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post Oct 30 2007, 05:30 AM
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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Oct 30 2007, 04:28 AM) *
Also hate when someone acts like your a jukebox and say play this or play that song biggrin.gif


Yeah, the average joe bloggs over here will expect me to play a pop song, and probably not be at all impressed with a technical shred run rolleyes.gif


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post Oct 30 2007, 06:06 AM
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I'm afraid of clowns, mascots, store Santa's...pretty much anyone in a costume or mask where I can't identify them. It's not that I'm scared of them, I just feel extremely uncomfortable around them. It's a little weird I know...but please keep GWAR and Slipnot the hell away from me!
p.s. KISS is ok; I don't mind makeup!
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post Oct 30 2007, 06:31 AM
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I am afraid of snakes! Just hate those creatures!


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post Oct 30 2007, 06:52 AM
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I realized just now, what I'm really truly afraid of.


I'm afraid of starting a family, and having kids.

I'm afraid of the idea that a little boy I call my son will depend on me and how succesful I am.

I'm afraid of responsibility.


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post Oct 30 2007, 06:55 AM
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This will sound really cliche, but whatever.. I'm actually not scared of that much, but the biggest fear I have is the same as Skewlbuzz mentioned. I would hate to look back at my life with regret when I'm old.


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post Oct 30 2007, 06:55 AM
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post Oct 30 2007, 07:01 AM
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I love your topics dude biggrin.gif

My fears would be

Pertaining to Guitar: Messing up my solo sad.gif

Irrational Fears Ghosts & Spirits. Although i fear them, im still addicted to having a Ghost/Spirit experience.

Pertaining Life: Getting to an accident leaving me paralized.

I dont have kids, but the fear available about kids will really scare me in the future, when i have kids.


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post Oct 30 2007, 07:13 AM
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QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Oct 30 2007, 06:52 AM) *
I realized just now, what I'm really truly afraid of.
I'm afraid of starting a family, and having kids.

I'm afraid of the idea that a little boy I call my son will depend on me and how succesful I am.

I'm afraid of responsibility.


You see this is something you should not be afraid of. Making a family totally depends on you. So if you feel you are not ready for one you don't make it. I am not planning on making a family and having kids before i can say i am successful and can provide my family everything they (we) need.


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post Oct 30 2007, 07:22 AM
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QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Oct 29 2007, 10:52 PM) *
I realized just now, what I'm really truly afraid of.
I'm afraid of starting a family, and having kids.

I'm afraid of the idea that a little boy I call my son will depend on me and how succesful I am.

I'm afraid of responsibility.

Be afraid....be very afraid wink.gif

QUOTE (Pavel @ Oct 29 2007, 11:13 PM) *
You see this is something you should not be afraid of. Making a family totally depends on you. So if you feel you are not ready for one you don't make it. I am not planning on making a family and having kids before i can say i am successful and can provide my family everything they (we) need.

Good advice Pavel...but sometimes s**t happens!
My girlfriend became pregnant at a horrible time, I had no money, wasn't finished college, and I did not want to have any children.
Was I ready to start a family? No
Did I step up and take care of my responsibilites? Yes
Was it hard working full time, going to school, finding a house, and starting a family all at the same time? Hell Yes!

Do I regret it?
NEVER, best thing that ever happened to me. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (ActiveX @ Oct 30 2007, 12:22 AM) *
Do I regret it?
NEVER, best thing that ever happened to me. biggrin.gif



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post Oct 30 2007, 07:44 AM
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QUOTE (ActiveX @ Oct 29 2007, 11:22 PM) *
Be afraid....be very afraid wink.gif
Good advice Pavel...but sometimes s**t happens!
My girlfriend became pregnant at a horrible time, I had no money, wasn't finished college, and I did not want to have any children.
Was I ready to start a family? No
Did I step up and take care of my responsibilites? Yes
Was it hard working full time, going to school, finding a house, and starting a family all at the same time? Hell Yes!

Do I regret it?
NEVER, best thing that ever happened to me. biggrin.gif



And the awesome human being award goes to *opens envelope* ActiveX! congradulations. laugh.gif


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post Oct 30 2007, 07:48 AM
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I guess I am batman. smile.gif

It helps to put yourself into situations where you face irrational fears. Some fears are pretty irrational, such as fear of your wife leaving, or loss of a job. In the first case your feeling should be "if that is the way you feel, don't let the door hit you on your fat ass on the way out!". In the second it should be "well I found a job when I was looking for this one!". But it is pretty hard to convince many people that these are irrational fears.

But some are clearly irrational, anyone can see that. It is very helpful to face these fears and overcome them, just not back down to the terror, face it, and overcome it. That changes you.

MickeM, just use a jar to capture the big spiders, slide a piece of paper under the top then. Often I just let them be in the house, when I determine they are of a harmless species. Some just build a little nest and stay put in a corner not bothering anybody. However there are limits. But I do the best I can for them.

edit: oh, another clue to ridding yourself of irrational fears. kill your tv. it is an addiction, modern opium. we have a culture of fear. Maybe that sounds wacky, but anyone who quits watching says the same thing. If I have a fear, it would be being subjected to what most people take in on a daily basis though the idiot box, or now with internet crap.

Also you don't need to follow "news". Trust me, all crap, CNN, BBC, NPR, FOX, all of it, useless crap. Have not watched or listened or read any of it for 3 years now, and trust me, have not missed a thing. None of that matter whatever to your real life, it just screws with your head, just a branch of the entertainment industry, better to watch cartoons. Don't care who is president. Won't matter, all the same. If you get away from it, that becomes clear to you.

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