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post Dec 13 2007, 01:31 PM
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When people ask me what music I like and I say mostly metal and shred, they will often say "so you listen to Metallica?" That puts me off, since I mostly can't stand Metallica.


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post Dec 13 2007, 01:52 PM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Dec 13 2007, 12:31 PM) *
When people ask me what music I like and I say mostly metal and shred, they will often say "so you listen to Metallica?" That puts me off, since I mostly can't stand Metallica.


yup that is a bit annoying, but as I said in a different thread, its only there ignorance of the genre, they bundle up all the forms of metal etc into one label, just as I did with the "techno" thread, so I`m just as guilty in that respect.

When I say I like Heavy Rock music I get band names thrown at me too, some of them I cant stand (some I`ve never even heard of) I usually just smile and say "yea.. that kind of thing"

Never ceases to amaze me tho that some of my friends that are not into rock, metal etc always ask me to play? I`m very blinkered with what I play and the way I play, its only ever ROCK! or Rock orientated so why is it that they hate this music so much yet go "wow! thats cool" when you play??? dont get it blink.gif


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post Dec 13 2007, 02:43 PM
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Go Girl!

That was a great story, and you were a credit to yourself and to GMC smile.gif

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QUOTE (rokchik @ Dec 13 2007, 01:29 PM) *
Thanks PAD smile.gif

The list of songs wasn't that hard to come up with to be honest....it's the songs I usually play when I pick up an acoustic. With the exception of the last two, I just wanted to stick it to buddy verbally without getting too rowdy tongue.gif To be honest I wanted to put my fist through him but that would have turned a bad situation even worse.
To make this story even more interesting, I found out this morning that this guy is playing in our weekly game of shiny hockey on Saturday. If he didn't think I could play guitar wait until he sees me on skates...I'm a much better hockey player then guitar player believe me smile.gif Our shiny games can get pretty rough so hopefully he can stand being checked by a girl smile.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif

@Tony - Kudos to you for sticking with your friends and putting what's right above all else. I think that kind of loyalty is very rare these days.

I cant wait to hear more about that!! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 13 2007, 04:17 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Dec 13 2007, 09:29 PM) *
Thanks PAD smile.gif

Yr welcome Rok smile.gif

QUOTE (rokchik @ Dec 13 2007, 09:29 PM) *
To make this story even more interesting, I found out this morning that this guy is playing in our weekly game of shiny hockey on Saturday. If he didn't think I could play guitar wait until he sees me on skates...I'm a much better hockey player then guitar player believe me smile.gif Our shiny games can get pretty rough so hopefully he can stand being checked by a girl smile.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif

Haha - I hope he doesn't break a nail... laugh.gif


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post Dec 13 2007, 04:29 PM
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I would have so wanted to be there to see the look on their faces when you played! you totally owned them!! good for you rockchik smile.gif


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post Dec 13 2007, 06:31 PM
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GO ROK!
Best story ever biggrin.gif
Wish I had seen it happen.
I have tears in my eyes. Your story is like a movie with a happy ending. At the same time I'm laughing myself silly at the guy. And you ended it with perfect choise of songs even though you where so mad. Ownage.

Uncreator and tonymiro too. This feels so good. And your teaching would inspire me more tony. I fall asleep at PP-presentations.

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post Dec 13 2007, 08:37 PM
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Thanks everyone for your kind words....I'm very touched.

It had the potential to be a very bad event but it worked out great....Blindwillie your so right that it was movie like and kind of surreal at the time, but I'm just glad I stepped up (My ego was so running rampent that night I must say tongue.gif ). Again I'm not that good of a guitarist...and it would have been a lot better if I could have busted out a riff I created and melted the face off the guy... however I played what I figured the crowd would like (and also what I could sing and play at the same time smile.gif ) and it worked out....THANK GOD! I now see why people love to play live. Even when it's not your songs, when your playing and everyone is singing along it's the most amazing feeling in the world. I could begin to enjoy that. I must admit though I was shaking like a leaf....but the liquid courage did well to calm my nerves...a bit wink.gif

Again everyone thank you and I'll keep ya posted on the hockey game....hopefully I'll get pics.
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post Dec 14 2007, 02:15 AM
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Great stories smile.gif

it shouldn´t be like that, not to the degree it makes people sad, hurt or angry.. or whatever.
I do think stereotypes is the funniest thing. And humour sort of makes life more worth living.
so it´s good that they exists. Some people are too close minded though!


Considering the subject this made me laugh wink.gif
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post Dec 14 2007, 05:26 AM
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that sucks! But whats awesome is that you got to impress the crowd, prove those guys wrong and that he apologized! I enjoyed reading the story although i know you didnt enjoyed living it biggrin.gif,

ive never been stereotyped yet... My whole class knows my passion is music, and that im doing everything to get in a music college, they've never seen me play so that may build many doubts, but they know, and im trying to arrange a gig soon so i can tell them what im talking about cool.gif biggrin.gif


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post Dec 14 2007, 01:06 PM
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QUOTE (Mackietao @ Dec 13 2007, 09:15 PM) *
Great stories smile.gif

Considering the subject this made me laugh wink.gif
A softer place huh? rolleyes.gif

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Sometimes us ladies gotta get tough mad.gif

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Im sorry to hear about this Rok, but I can tell you that these guys most likely behave the way they do because of there own inadequacies !! Anyone who acts in such a manner is not a good person for sure !!

It also sounds like you did a good job in showing them how you "ROK" !!

It would be great if you could hit the circuit one day and blow them away !! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (rokchik @ Dec 14 2007, 01:06 PM) *
Sometimes us ladies gotta get tough mad.gif

smile.gif biggrin.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


For sure! tongue.gif

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hits you all the time, "oh shut up" *bam*... She´s funny though.
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Just got in from the hockey game.....buddy never showed sad.gif

Then again I really can't blame him it was really cold out on the pond, -17C. Hot chocloate after was very nice I must say...vanilla bean from Second Cup, best hot chocolate ever!
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Dec 15 2007, 01:28 PM) *
Just got in from the hockey game.....buddy never showed sad.gif


Shame! We were looking forward to part 2 of the story where you humiliate him with some amazing jockey moves, then he wises up, becomes humble and says "Rokchik, show me the ways of hockey and guitar, be my master I have much to learn from you!" smile.gif


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 16 2007, 09:32 AM) *
Shame! We were looking forward to part 2 of the story where you humiliate him with some amazing jockey moves, then he wises up, becomes humble and says "Rokchik, show me the ways of hockey and guitar, be my master I have much to learn from you!" smile.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Yep that's what I was hoping for too!


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 15 2007, 08:32 PM) *
Shame! We were looking forward to part 2 of the story where you humiliate him with some amazing jockey moves, then he wises up, becomes humble and says "Rokchik, show me the ways of hockey and guitar, be my master I have much to learn from you!" smile.gif


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Too funny Andrew. However he'd have to prove himself worthy of such knowledge.....he does not seem the type that deserves to have cookies and milk smile.gif smile.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Hi rokchik
sorry what happen to you. but it was interesting story to read. I am glad what you did. Well done you! I wanted to see those guys' face when you played the guitar.

Two years ago I was thinking to buy an electric guitar. so i went to the shop, the man in the guitar shop was not very nice to me. He was not helpful at all and even humiliate me. After that i didn't even want to play my acoustic guitar for a while because he depressed me so much. Maybe i didn't look like stereotype rockchik or not young enough for him to talk. I am ok now complitely but still i don't like to go to the music shop though. ( i bought my guitar from internet music shop) Anyway, so it is nice to hear your story, you beat them.

And, Muse is the good choice. I love muse. i can play some of their songs, too. ,and i enjoy very much, but i never played in front of anybody. It must be so good feeling to play in front of the poeple who are listening to you.
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QUOTE (dango @ Dec 17 2007, 06:58 PM) *
Hi rokchik
sorry what happen to you. but it was interesting story to read. I am glad what you did. Well done you! I wanted to see those guys' face when you played the guitar.

Two years ago I was thinking to buy an electric guitar. so i went to the shop, the man in the guitar shop was not very nice to me. He was not helpful at all and even humiliate me. After that i didn't even want to play my acoustic guitar for a while because he depressed me so much. Maybe i didn't look like stereotype rockchik or not young enough for him to talk. I am ok now complitely but still i don't like to go to the music shop though. ( i bought my guitar from internet music shop) Anyway, so it is nice to hear your story, you beat them.

And, Muse is the good choice. I love muse. i can play some of their songs, too. ,and i enjoy very much, but i never played in front of anybody. It must be so good feeling to play in front of the poeple who are listening to you.
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Thanks dango. Means a lot. I wasn't really thinking at the time about the people I was playing in front of as much as wanting to stick it to this guy. That's why I kept the songs to ones I knew I could play well and sing OK. Thankfully it worked.

As for your ordeal with the music store that's not fun either. Music stores can be so intimedating even with the nicest salesmen in the world giving you all the help you need, let alone being served by a jerk. One of these days you should go back and rock the place with what you learned here at GMC. Muse would be a great choice smile.gif Show them us 30+ ladies can rock with the best of them 'eh girl? smile.gif smile.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif

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QUOTE (rokchik @ Dec 18 2007, 01:28 AM) *
Thanks dango. Means a lot. I wasn't really thinking at the time about the people I was playing in front of as much as wanting to stick it to this guy. That's why I kept the songs to ones I knew I could play well and sing OK. Thankfully it worked.

As for your ordeal with the music store that's not fun either. Music stores can be so intimedating even with the nicest salesmen in the world giving you all the help you need, let alone being served by a jerk. One of these days you should go back and rock the place with what you learned here at GMC. Muse would be a great choice smile.gif Show them us 30+ ladies can rock with the best of them 'eh girl? smile.gif smile.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif

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Thanks rokchik
wow, I can't play and sing. haha, now you got taste, you would like to do more, don't you? laugh.gif


It is true, the music shop is intimedating place , but since i am member of GMC, it gave me a confidence. If i want to know something, there are answer in forum or i could ask someone in GMC. And GMC is very welcoming place, and safe. I know i wouldn't be get hurt. I am practicing a lot of lessons, and enjoying it.
Thanks to the instructors for all lessons and thnaks to Kris make such nice place. GMC take care of ladies , too. I've never thought to post something on forum by myself, this is quite new for me. thanks to rokchik to creating this ladies forum, too. smile.gif
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