Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4
Results 31 to 37 of 37

Thread: First gig with my new band tonight

  1. #31
    Mentor fender3x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Miami, FL, USA
    Posts
    1,427
    Quote Originally Posted by king casey View Post
    P.S. some of the other 'old men' around here may not be so deferential.
    You might be surprised. I am old. I play 12 bar blues. I try to be deferential. I have had 4 teenagers. Believe me, I can live with the fact that what I like is not everyone's cup of meat. I don't need my deference to anyone else's taste to be reciprocated (referencing, once again, the teenagers). I am pretty sure that deference is a part of how I got old.

  2. #32
    GAStronomist wazkelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Caloundra West, Sunshine Coast Qld
    Posts
    6,608
    Hi Sonic, totally agree with positive energy only or no comment at all.
    The electronic drums pic was just for laughs and hope no offence was taken and apologize if there was.
    Cheers Waz

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

  3. #33
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    280
    Read through the comments so far and my 2 bits worth -
    * the recordings are not studio quality, so how can the drummer be commented on
    * the loudest drummer I ever saw was John Bonham. He really flogged his kit. Nobody ever commented on him overpowering the band.
    * 4 teenagers does not put you in the old category. 4 grandchildren are more likely to do that but old is really just a state of mind.

    I have seen very few negative comments on the forum, but agree with Sonic and others, if anyone wants to be negative better to go and spray words around on Facebook.

    For what it is worth, I like your stuff Sonic. Keep posting, and above all keep having fun.
    Last edited by colin2121; 26-02-2021 at 07:43 PM.

  4. #34
    Mentor fender3x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Miami, FL, USA
    Posts
    1,427
    Quote Originally Posted by colin2121 View Post
    * 4 teenagers does not put you in the old category. 4 grandchildren are more likely to do that but old is really just a state of mind.
    I didn't say they were still teenagers... The oldest is now 30. They were at their most unfiltered critical at that age. I am pretty sure that living through their teenage years is also part of what made me old.

    Funny that you say it's a state of mind... One reason for building instruments for me has been to get them lighter. For me it's not just a state of mind, but also a state of back ;-)

    I agree with 100% of the rest of the post, BTW

  5. #35
    Mentor fender3x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Miami, FL, USA
    Posts
    1,427
    Quote Originally Posted by wazkelly View Post
    Hi Sonic, totally agree with positive energy only or no comment at all.
    The electronic drums pic was just for laughs and hope no offence was taken and apologize if there was.
    I did not see this as a critique of the drummer. Also, Colin nailed it about the recording. Drummers are often the only member of the band who doesn't have a volume control. Nothing very unusual about other's adjusting to his/her volume. I just bought a better amp to be able to keep up with my son. I used to play with a buddy who had one of those electronic kits because he could not play in his apartment on a regular kit. One thing I learned from him is that he may turn it down at his house, but at the gig he can also turn it up ;-)

  6. #36
    Overlord of Music McCreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    AUS
    Posts
    2,105
    FWIW, I thought the "I'll let you guys get back to your 12 bar blues." comment was pretty snarky.

    I think diminishing someone else's music with your 12 bar blues comment is exactly what you were railing against after taking offense to another's criticism.

    How many great pop, rock, country songs follow a I - IV - V format??? They may not all be 12 bars or straight up blues, but that progression is a template that is the DNA of western popular music. Any of your songs ever fit that progression?

    I have written, recorded and performed my own music for many years, and yes, it is definitely rooted in blues, but goes on from there. It's about how it's played, what it says, and less about the number of bars.

    And believe me, not everyone can play blues. It ain't just notes.
    Making the world a better place; one guitar at a time...

  7. #37
    Mentor fender3x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Miami, FL, USA
    Posts
    1,427
    Quote Originally Posted by McCreed View Post
    FWIW, I thought the "I'll let you guys get back to your 12 bar blues." comment was pretty snarky.
    I don't disagree. But the blues has survived racism, appropriation and segregation. It'll survive a little snarkiness. Just grist for the mill.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •