What to do........
Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:13 PM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:32 PM
It's strange having all these new, totally unexpected and really rather good experiences later in life. When I retired from my desk job last year I thought life was going to be all about gardening and looking after the grandchildren!
Good luck with the gig tomorrow. Hope the fun goes on for a long, long time.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:47 PM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:42 PM
Thats exactly it, "who'd want me at my age" is pretty much the way I was feeling too. My grandkids are just the greatest joy in our lives right now but I never thought I would be playing in bands at my age. I'm going to ride it till the wheels fall off!
Ive been practicing my shuffels for sure. Havent used those for a while. So have you missed the rock/punk/alternative thing? I thought I was going to get to audition with another band
who was doing 3 Days Grace, Shinedown, Pearl Jam etc but their first drummer came back
before my audition date and they canceled. Trying to listen to and learn all of this new to me material is mind boggling.
Thanks for the congrats! If I get any video of this weekend i'll post some links.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:11 PM
My guitar player for the country band is actually one of my old guitar players from my alternative project. The bass player is from a metal band. So the singer and the rhythm guitar are the only "country folk" in the band. We take country songs and up them about 15bpms. Throw some distortion and occasionally throw in a double bass breakdown. It works surprisingly well. We still do the old school songs and don't really change them. (in fear of being attacked) You just don't go changing a Johnny Cash song, or Boot Scootin Boogie. That is worse than calling someone's grams a toothless whore.
Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:16 AM
I will be auditioning tomorrow with the other band so I'll see how that goes.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:24 PM
Good luck on your audition. And we will be anxious to hear how it all went.