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Initial post: 25 Nov 2008 14:29:52 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Who admits to playing air geeter in front of the bedroom mirror? Who's ever played in rock bands thinking they're gonna be the next big thing? Who thought by being in a band they could get off with loadsa women?
Speaking for myself, I've been in numerous very short lived combos, mainly because by the 5th 'let's try that again' I'd high tail it to the nearest pub. Thing is I think being in a rock band's pretty boring, the whole dreary routine of going from one dive to another playing to audiences who'd rather you were somewhere else, the endless rehearsals playing the same old stuff again and again and again.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2008 19:03:55 GMT
MC Zaptone says:
I remember the posters for the film Stardust with David Essex the strap-line read
"Show me a boy who doesn't want to be a Rock Star and I'll show you a liar"

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2008 22:07:37 GMT
I've been playin in bands for over 10 years,sure it's a hell of alot of work,takes up alot of time and if you take the time to learn the instrument it can be worth it...ain't a walk in the park and if you are good enough u can get laid doin it. Ain't no quick fixes and you have to stick with it long term to really get anythong out of it...Only problem is people have ego's and the better things get peoples ego's get way bigger!!! and alot of bands burn out real quick after not getting signed in 6 months....and there's alot of idiots out there.
If you enjoy playing your music and your band are good friends who you can spend alot of time with without getting on each others nerves you can get past lame turn outs,if you promote yourself well and you are any good you can build up a following,and you have to play to the right crowds too it can be a hell of alot of fun, i love it, the chances of being signed are miniscule butt had a hell of alot of good times and have a hell of alot of friends from doing it. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2008 23:31:52 GMT
jonthemorsk says:
all of us i imagine at some point.......
i just couldnt be bothered with it now tho..... too old to be a rock and roll star.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2008 19:31:10 GMT
Erin says:
I wouln't want that life style. I like my home too much to want to out on the road all the time. I played in a band for a while and enjoyed it but I wasn't much good. I think my talents lie elsewhere!! As for getting off with loadsa women.....not my sort of thing!!! (Do any other girls join in these discussions I wonder?!)

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2008 21:07:02 GMT
Martin says:
Yeah, what is it with women and rock stars anyway??

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2008 21:46:14 GMT
Erin says:
It's the long hair. Yum!!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2008 22:21:18 GMT
Sparky says:
I confess I have wanted to be a rock star all my life (and without being too specific I go back a long way) but recently I've taken to thinking it was just as well there was never a remote chance of it happening as with all the obligatory excesses involved with real success I would more than likely have ended up in the Jimi/Jim/Brian/Keith(Moon) category of ex-rock star. I also believe it is damn hard work and the constant harrassment of people wanting a piece of you would be, for me, unbearable. Lastly, on a more serious note, have you seen the price those guys have to pay for car insurance !! Now porn star - that's dream's still alive...... my 'wooden' acting skills could come in very handy there.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2008 02:15:57 GMT
MC Zaptone says:
Hi Sparky
Remember even a porn-stars life has it's ups and downs :0)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2008 12:10:21 GMT
Martin says:
MC, I get the feeling you've been waiting for an opening for that one for a long, long time........

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2008 12:42:18 GMT
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Sparky says:
Hi MC, yes and I expect there are some pretty stiff entrance (ooh missus !!) qualifications too !!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2008 23:10:34 GMT
Martin says:
......and someone was wondering why we don't get more participants of a female persuasion on these fora.........!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2008 18:28:04 GMT
Hi,
well I have been playing in bands for 30 years and still love it. In the early years I dreamt of being a major rock star but eventually I realised it was not going to happen. Having said that I still love playing and even if one person tells me they enjoyed it then I am happy.
Yes - it is hard work, practicing, hustling for gigs, carting the gear to gigs setting it up, taking it down and driving home late at night but for two hours it can be one of the most fun hobbies there is.
I don't make a lot of money out of it but it probably pays more than most hobbies (Golf, fishing, football) and I think when it gets into your blood it is difficult to stop.
Sure, smoe nights you play to small indifferent audiences but the way to cope with it is to imagine the place is full.
It is also very satisfying cranking out your favourite tunes a bit louder than in the bedroom

So - Long Live Rock & Roll!

Posted on 19 Jan 2010 03:07:12 GMT
7 & 7 IS says:
Oh, yes.When I was a little boy I wanted to be Neil Diamond.I used to tell my parents,"I'm just an old chunk of coal.But I'm gonna be Neil Diamond someday."
And they would, in turn always tell me that, " just as soon as you do, we're gonna take you down to the dog pound and have you put to sleep." Mirror, mirror on the wall.Who is the handsomest of us all?Then when I came of age I went through, what I like to call 'my Bob Dylan phase', which is where I began drinking & smoking heavily and singing along with his records, once I'd gotten sufficiently drunk.I would always start off well enough, but somewhere along the line I would begin sounding more and more like Muhammad Ali.And my harp and slide ukulele playing was most foul when I was deep in my cups.My father once remarked about the noise, saying it sounded like an alley cat to him.A prophet is never really appreciated in his hometown.As far as porno star goes, no.But I think I'd make a good pornographer.In the quality control department.The go-to-guy for the final decision as to which frame to use for this month's cover of GROMPGrompgromp.You see, as a Libra [though I was really born under the bad sign of feces] I have the ability to weigh the beauty against the imperfection and seperate the wheat from the chafe, as it were, with the precision of a jeweler's glass eye.

Posted on 19 Jan 2010 07:38:53 GMT
Tikka says:
Never. Like so many things - brewing, bike racing, formula 1, footie (most sports in fact), it's best left to the experts. I just enjoy the produce.

Posted on 19 Jan 2010 08:29:08 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jan 2010 09:55:59 GMT
I would confess that I had a notion for a long time. I played the bass, did a couple of impromtu gigs and had a similar liquid diet to Ronnie Wood. What put me off was the need for a high degree of commitment and the self discipline required to master the instrument fully. I am rubbish at remembering lyrics and keeping the entire structure of a song all the way through. So I am now interested in a career as a free form music improviser.

Posted on 19 Jan 2010 11:00:43 GMT
I did a little bit of mirror-posing with my mate's Telecaster when he left his guitars at my place after his lady had temporarily black-bagged him back in the 90s. Wish it had have been an SG, though.

Posted on 19 Jan 2010 18:55:56 GMT
FDJ says:
I played in bands at school,and did once dream of the rock'n'roll lifestyle,trouble is that most musicians have massive ego's and you spend more time arguing over who has turned whose amp down than you do getting anything done! I still play but now, but for my own enjoyment,my son is also a guitarist and is trying to get a band together and coming up against the same problems,so nothing changes.

Posted on 19 Jan 2010 19:26:25 GMT
Never wanted to be a rock star, (but I did have a go on my mate's bass when he was rehearsing with the band he was in one day round about '68- certainly felt a sense of power standing in front of the stack), however for about 3 years way back, I dreamt about being another (folkie) Dylan!

"Play the tune you began to play
Before the words got in the way"

Posted on 19 Jan 2010 21:21:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jan 2010 21:21:25 GMT
BOF © says:
I coulda been a contender - I coulda been Dave Gilmour - I coulda been a rock star - but me mum made me wash up everynight and ruined my fingernails.
best bones
B.O.F.

Posted on 20 Jan 2010 16:31:06 GMT
Blastronaut says:
I AM a rock star, I've got ' Guitar Hero '.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2010 17:46:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2010 17:47:07 GMT
Carradale says:
I do remember several of us as small children with homemade cardboard cutout guitars, string leads, and cornflake packet amps being the Beatles, Kinks, Hermans Hermits etc using one of those large travel trunks you see them fooling about with in the Marx Brothers as a stage

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2010 22:19:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2010 22:23:29 GMT
Blastronaut says:
Are you familiar with the ' Guitar Hero ' ( X Box, Playstation etc ) games Carra ?. It doesn't take a fraction of the talent which is needed to play a real guitar, can be loadsa fun, and gives talentless folk like myself the chance to prance about with a ( albeit smaller than average ) plastic guitar.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2010 22:32:40 GMT
Carradale says:
How you doing Blastro? Know of its existence but have never been near one. May try to track my old childhood friends and see if they want to go on tour . Lots of old foggies seem to be doing it quite successfully. Now where did I put those cornflakes packets and string.......

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2010 08:51:01 GMT
You could call the band "The Cereal Killers".........
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