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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:03 PM
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Poll question: Have you ever been in a band?
Edited on Tue May-25-04 12:04 PM by jpgray

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:04 PM
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1. 3
Mostly to get girls.

Yes, it did work.
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Another Bill C. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:09 PM
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5. 42 years now.
We started the band in 1962. Also to get girls. It worked really well for the first 25 years or so. Doesn't seem to do it any more, though. We still play but we can't remember why.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:04 PM
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2. Yep. High School Marching band.
As well a couple that never made it out of the garage.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:07 PM
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3. Oh. I've been in a band alright.
In fact, I'm in one right now.

www.vendooza.net
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:27 PM
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10. Is that what you're calling it?
<ducks> :evilgrin:
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:29 PM
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11. I hear they are playing June 13
You and Michael want to go? Jason's in town that weekend, too.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:34 PM
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13. It's a Sunday Night show.
And we're not going on too late, around 9 methinks.

It might be our last show ever. At least, we don't have any more booked at this time.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:38 PM
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14. Your last show ever?
Are you trying to get more booked?
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:44 PM
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16. Maybe. At least for awhile.
It's been difficult to get bookings. Lot's of bands out there, and not enough venues.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:51 PM
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17. Sorry to hear that
Glad we'll be there then for the last hurrah at least for awhile.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:33 PM
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12. It's more Performance Art than anything.
Especially if you think that dropping your drawers and crawling around on the floor of a dirty dive is Performance Art.

:P
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:08 PM
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4. Do Garage Bands Count?
Or is it only for those that have/had the guts to be jeered at in public?
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:10 PM
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6. 3 of them...
The Psycho Gandhis
Mordecai
Pocket Rocket...

Really classy names, eh? :evilgrin:
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:14 PM
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7. Oh, yeah... Four of them at the same time too
Marching band, jazz band, concert band, and pep band.

TlalocW
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:19 PM
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8. I really need to understand genres better
I played organ in a country band. :wtf:

I played trombone in a reggae band (note, I'm white)

I played slap electric bass in a folk trio :spank:

I think I've got a gig playing pipe organ in a rock backup band
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:26 PM
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9. Two of 'em.
"The Obscure" (named after Jude, from the Hardy novel) in high school, but that doesn't really count.

In college, I sang & played the gee-tar for America's Sexiest Rock & Roll Band, "The Pokers." If you never heard us play, that's good -- because you'd be spoiled for all other R&R bands. We were that good.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:38 PM
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15. No, but I have lived vicariously through my friends.... check 'em out...
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BarbaRosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:51 PM
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18. A few
The Noblemen, eight grade what do you expect- tenor sax then guitar
high school marching band,- tenor sax
The Panamas, a particular rasty brand of cigarettes found in New Delhi- guitar
The Charlie Groth Band, well really a one man band and a bass player
Rockoil, we had a following- bass
Sleep Til Noon, current, and longest lasting- bass/guitar
Pirates Of The Little Colorado, a short lived event- bass
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Ricdude Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:55 PM
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19. I'll claim to have been in two...
Edited on Tue May-25-04 12:56 PM by Ricdude
Auger - "Released" the double cassette, "Bored to Death" (get it, auger?), half original songs, mostly speed metal with a bit more atmosphere, half covers of all kinds of weird stuff. When I say "released" I mean all of us involved in the 4-track sessions, and most of our friends received a copy of the songs. Our drummer, Roland, was the only one who could really keep a steady beat (ok, Roland was a drum machine, a TR-626). Lots of fun with good friends, a four track, and no clue what to do with them. I should rip that to mp3 someday, before the tape disintigrates...

Bad Fish - named before the Sublime song, and the dozen ska bands to take the name since. Cheesy pop-ish hard rock/metal/whatever. Occasionally backed by the Brass Fish horn section. Played around the greater DC/Baltimore metro area for about two years. Got as far as playing at The Bayou (r.i.p.) once or twice, but not quite as far as playing Hammerjacks (r.i.p.). Played many opening gigs for a former incarnation of SR-71 (Rabbit's Foot, Manny's, probably r.i.p). Will play for home improvement funds.

Will probably sell my old equipment on ebay next month. Anyone want a Seymore Duncan 100W Convertible head, or a Marshall speaker cabinet?

edit: Oh, and then there's my latest "musical" project, linked from my sig, so we'll say it's three, then.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:12 PM
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20. yeah I was in my big brother's band. . .
and we changed names for every gig. Brilliant marketing. . .eh. . .? Those guys were great.

Then I moved and tried for a short while to participate other bands.

"Whaddaya mean I've gotta sleep with the whole band. . .? Ferget it!"

Gave up musicians after that. Upon retrospect, that was probably a mistake. Should have given up egomaniacs instead. Especially when I blew off the entreaties of one of the greatest guitarists of all time (who is sadly no longer with us). Dumb. . .dumb. . .dumb.
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:18 PM
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21. I've been in a few over the years...
I played bass in:

Aeon - rock
Nexxus - prog rock
The Trip - top-40
Smoke & Mirrors - electric blues
Overdrive - 80's metal
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:31 PM
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22. Yeah. I was in a band and they ripped me off!
Took my arrangements and compositions and failed to PAY me for them. The best experience I've ever had in the music business was playing by myself for myself! The connect with the audience is what makes it worth it!
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:53 PM
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23. From 1972 to the Present
Minus about 18 months in the mid-70's when i was in grad school and working my first real job. Once i got my first masters, it was back on stage for me.
The Professor
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:54 PM
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24. Several
Longest was a punk all female band in the early 80's, but have done top 40 cover stuff since the 70's and a blues band in the late 90's.
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