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Old 07-13-2021, 9:39pm   #1
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Iím getting involved in something bad for me. With bad people.

Nothing good can come from this. The work is insurmountable. My ego is at stake!

Yet, I must do it. I must grab the devil by his testicles and wrench thy sperm noodle asunder. It is my destiny.

Iím starting a big band. Holy shit. I said it.

Now if you donít dig my wavelength big mama, let me lay it out for you, cuz.

Starting a band is ****ing hard. Musicians are dip wads. Starting a big band means a lot more dip wads.

Drums
Bass
Guitar (not me)
Singer (me)
Singer two (chick)
Piano and organ dude
Sax
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Did I leave anything out? Like a ****ing xylophone?

Thatís a lot of mouths to feed, baby. Also, we got rules.
  • You will buy a specific black suit and wear a tie
  • You must make 95% of gigs and rehearsals
  • Rehearsals pay $0 you are lucky you donít have to pay for the room
  • You take whatever cash I give you and STFU
  • Be sober, on-time, and share my values as a musician and American

Actually it took me about five days to get commitments from all the players. It turns out, everybody is tired of doing mercenary gigs. There are no ďbandsĒ (as in consistent members playing consistent shit). Just sub after sub after sub.

I did a show where the only actual member of the band was me. Everyone else was a sub. Thatís normal around here.

Forming an actual band is so old school. We already have The Impossible Band booked at a club.

This will either be the most aggravating thing ever or the coolest. Iím hoping to make tens of dollars.
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Haven't heard you sing, but have heard you play - you sure you don't want to play & sing?
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Was totally in until I saw the be sober thing. You'll need to move on without me. Sorry.
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Haven't heard you sing, but have heard you play - you sure you don't want to play & sing?
Ah, you came to the biggest gig and our last show before the Hong Kong Flooie.

It will be the first time ever to perform without a guitar in my hands. Usually Iím the primary singer. Doing both at a high level requires one to give.

I have insanely great guitar players. This project is bigger than me. I pray Iím not one of those American Idol dudes who canít tell he is a terrible singer. We shall see.

Iíll be singing

Count Basie
Billie Holiday
Joe Williams
Louis Prima
Ray Charles
Charles Brown

All the easy stuff.
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Was totally in until I saw the be sober thing. You'll need to move on without me. Sorry.
Certain natural substances are allowed because jazz canít happen without it.
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Here are two singing examples at opposite ends of the spectrum



Fast forward to 2:42 for the good stuff
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What is this? YouPorn?
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https://youtu.be/VB6cDzRBB2Q

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Fast forward to 2:42 for the good stuff https://youtu.be/aLJP6Xcu1TI
Enjoyed all that. But I have your Christmas album, so I already knew you were talented.
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Enjoyed all that. But I have your Christmas album, so I already knew you were talented.
Ha ha, then you know Iím ripping off Soul Man Sam on my version!
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Hereís a smokin one

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https://youtu.be/BejdiYKmKwg
That is awesome!

Did this come from just a "jam", or did all the players know Roly Poly?
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Is the OP on a mission from God?

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Best wishes, Pete! You know you can pull this off!

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That is awesome!

Did this come from just a "jam", or did all the players know Roly Poly?
Members in this case are from Asleep at the Wheel and George Strait. They knew it but didnít know I was going to call it. Iíve never played it before.

Thatís the biggest difference in how we do things now - no rehearsal, no song list always new players. We will keep doing that for that show.

This other project will have song list, steady players, rehearsals.
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I don't try talking anyone out of anything. Waste of breath... But maybe you could look into starting a new religion? Sounds like no less effort and then there's the added benefit of being tax exempt.
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