I'm getting cold feet... how can I get excited again?
Replies: 27 - Last Post: Aug 11, 2012 12:18 AM Last Post By: ToadofToadHall
Aug 10, 2012 4:04 AM
Aug 10, 2012 4:09 AM
Aug 10, 2012 5:02 AM
17Hey GG, I take on board what you are saying about music being really important to you. Loads of my mates are in bands with record deals (Or whatever you call them these days). Thing is if it is that important maybe you should indeed stay home and perfect your art, before you know it you'll be playing in bizarre places around the world like my mates are. Its great for me because when they are home they have their mates from other bands from around the world over to stay, I get to meet guys and gals from bands I've listened to forever just down at my local, ha ha.
On a slightly more negative note if you are hoping to broaden your musical influence then Australia isn't the place to go, the country is about 20 years behind the rest of the planet music wise. They still give away John Farnham concert tickets as competition prizes as opposed to forfeits for coming last. Ha ha.
Aug 10, 2012 10:40 AM
18I didn't watch the video because the thought of a young lady wiggling a hoola hoop made me a bit light headed. Regarding the travelling with music thing, loads of my mates aren't the rock star type, they play in death metal bands and make enough to have a very nice standard of living. They all know each other through the various bands and are all guaranteed work pretty much. If they can do this in the death metal field, which lets face it is a little specialised, then I'm sure you can. On the plus side for them, if you can play death metal it is pretty much guaranteed that there is no kind of music you can't play, especially if you play the drums.
Aug 10, 2012 10:54 AM
Aug 10, 2012 11:08 AM
20Fair enough Jim but what am I meant to say? I'm from a background with a lot of musicians making a living wage from music. My sister makes her money from being a dancer.I can't very well turn around to a person I don't know and say don't be daft you haven't got a chance. Would I be any better or worse a person from doing that?
Aug 10, 2012 11:18 AM
Aug 10, 2012 11:18 AM
Aug 10, 2012 11:21 AM
Aug 10, 2012 11:24 AM
Its a tough one mate, I won't argue with you. When my sister was young and in a very good school but said she wanted to be a dancer I wanted to tell her to pee off. Ha ha. Study sciences and get a good job I thought. At the minute she is living in Cyprus and getting paid a fortune to choreograph, I'm sat at home with my engineering degree begging for call centre work. Ha ha.
Aug 10, 2012 11:32 AM
Brilliant, I get where you are coming from. Look up the drum track for As If A Rose I Wither by Deicide. Its an American guy called Steve Ashiem and he is a machine, he's not the only one. Also check out Lack Of Comprehension by Death, hardly a drummer in the world could keep up and the guitar riffs, well, I doubt a single Indy guitarist could play a single one of them. My mates band is called Carcass and they have some of the best riffs going, again, I doubt Paul Weller or any of the rest of the indy crew could play them. As a big finale check out Sugar Daddy by Brutal Truth on youtube. The drummer is an absolute animal, and he just looks like someones dad.
Aug 10, 2012 9:55 PM
Aug 11, 2012 12:18 AM
27if you're only going to be in Australia for 2 months then forget about working, there's no point, spending time and hassle looking for a job, and then splitting after a couple weeks, really not worth it, you'll just have a bit of beer money and not much more.
Whatever you do with your hula-hoop, I agree with Jim, I wouldn't try to use that video to make an argument for hula-hoops - or for wannabe hippies for that matter.
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