Re: F**k the Heartland!
- From: "js" <NOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 01:09:20 -0400
So because Brian stiffed you, you're life is in the shitter? Is that what
you're trying to say?
I think Brian is saying what I tried to in my first post. Ever since I've
know you, you've either complained that you didn't have anyone to play with,
or that you weren't happy with your current band.
God knows, I'm not throwing stones. But I tend to bitch about anything and
everything, whereas this type of thread is your signature.
You played pro in the '70's right? I'm sure none of this should be news to
I've been playing for 20+ years, and I've been involved in AT LEAST 100
different projects, probably more. Some paying, some not. As for players,
pick up gigs, sub gigs, etc, I can't even put a number on that - many
Many times, projects just find me, like this West Eats Meat thing I'm doing.
Other times, I'm focused either on a day job, school, or a different style
of music, yet I find myself on a totally different tangent simply from a
What all of these have in common is that a) someone knew about me as a bass
player, somehow b) I an always open to new possibilities.
What I don't think you're getting is that you're probably not going to find
anyone in rural Illinois to play Styx or King Crimson or whatever. You're
not going to find a top dollar wedding band working out there.
In fact, I can't tell you what you're gonna find out there, but I can
guarantee there is SOMETHING going on there.
If I got stuck in some godforsaken part of the world, you'd better believe
I'd find some way to make music - and I do not have, shall we say, a
Matter of fact I DID do just that, but that's a story for another time...
Check out my band, West Eats Meat http://www.myspace.com/westeatsmeat
My Homepage, Back By Popular Demand: http://www.jmsjazz.com
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it
- Bill Hicks
"Pt" <peatea@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Jun 8, 11:06 am, Brian Running <brunn...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:beginners.
I am proud of my playing ability and I don't want to play with
Well, Pat, ol' son, I don't know how to say this, but for years, you've
been complaining to this group that no one wants to play with you. You
used to have a hell of a time getting people to come to your jam
sessions in Oak Park or wherever it was. Are you certain that it's
everyone else's playing level that's at fault? Is there any potential
for playing the same, old, tired '60s songs any more? No offense, just
trying to be objective. I find that there are players all over the
place, maybe in a smaller market you have to be more willing to adapt to
someone else's styles and tastes, you're stuck with what you get, but
still... there are players out there. No one says you have to play with
We usually had more than enough players at the jams.
We needed a regular bass player.
Our regulay guy moved to NY.
I recall that you were going to come out but didn't.
I really didn't expect you to....long trip for you.
It's been a long time since I played primarily 60's-70's songs but I'm
thinking of going back to some.
There were many good ones in those days.
I'm getting sick of the Bodeans, Fastball, Greenday and Dada.
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