Category Archives: Bands
My latest adventure… I got invited back to work on a project with some folks that I played with about 10 years ago. From talking with other musicians in the area who’s been playing for a while I think this is a pretty common thing.
In any case… after a few weeks, it looks like I won’t be in the project anymore (lead singer leaving town). Oh well. But good luck, Mirinda! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Babydoll/113190142046474)
My wife and I have been working on a project we call Simple Souls. For the past year and a half, we’ve been trying to expand the band and get more musicians in but without much luck. But we’re going to try again. I’m posting ads at different sites. We’ll see how it goes this time…
I’ll always remember this lesson: a band is like a marriage except with more people. It really is. There’s a lot of excitement in the beginning and everyone’s really enthusiastic. But at some point the honeymoon’s over and you have to work at it to keep it going. Otherwise it can fall apart pretty quickly. There’ll be disappointments, miscommunication and misunderestanding then people’s feelings get hurt.
It’s really quite the miracle when you find others who want the same things you want, who you have chemistry with, and you sound good playing together.