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    Bear with me, this is gonna be long cause it just happened tonight and I'm still pissed

    I had my first gig at a battle of the Bands with a band I put together in fairly quickly, and we were playing "No one like you" by the Scorps. First thing goes wrong the guitar player that was suppose to do the intro solo, his guitar didn't come in. So the second time around I do it, but the thing is, he gets his set up working the same time and we do the solo perfectly together! The first fuck up averted. And it probably made it seem really planned, but it wasn't. SO then we go into the Verse, and the Mother Fucker forgets the lyrics!!!
    Now I could under stand this, IF HE WAS NERVOUS! He wasn't after he forgot the lyrics then ran out into the audience and was playing all with them. He had this stupid looking cardboard guitar he was pretending to play. Even after I TOLD HIM that it looked really stupid and none of us in the band wanted to him use it. He still does it. So He comes back up from the fucked up verse sings the chorus. Does an alright job of the Chorus, then he mumbles and forgets most of the second verse. Sings the chorus and I go into the middle solo. Play the solo pretty much dead on.
    So then comes the last chorus, where I'm suppose to do fills while he is singing, well He just kind runs back into the Audience and starts being an asshole more. So the improvised fills turn into full blown improvised solo. Then on top of that we had added another instrumental little chorus part for me to improvise on to rack up points on originality. So I solo some more. By that time I've pulled most of my tricks out of the bag cause I'm not one of these guys that does the same thing over and over again, (I try not to do the same thing twice in the same solo cause I think it is a lot more fun for the audience to see something not boring and repetitive but by that time I had done some stuff once or twice).
    I guess I really shined though that night cause every one, weather I knew em or not, was telling me how awesome my solo was, (there was some girl who told me she wanted to have my kids I told her "Lets put that off till later, but we can still practice ") but I know it could have been better, cause I was so thrown off by this asshole! Right now I really can't think of how the solo sounded or what I did cause I was really distracted at the time. But I guess I pulled out something magic cause We finished 5th of 17th, but I know we could have been second or third if he didn't screw up so much. I should have a CD in a little while; I'll try to get some one to host it for me so you guys can hear that bullshit for your self. I mean he wasn't even drunk or high or anything, just a moron! He is lucky he didn't leave the parking lot with my foot in his ass. [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]
    I would like to hear some storys that can beat that.

    [ November 22, 2002, 09:11 PM: Message edited by: NxtVanHalen. ]

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    well, you could make it an instrumental, or drop the whole song until someone can sing it. But a cardboard guitar??? Fuck that, at least get a real guitar, plug a cable into it, and ACT like you're fucking doing something meangful! [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

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    why don't you switch?

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    Sorry guys, I accidently hit post before I meant to. But any way, I almost took over vocals for a second but then he ran back on stage to say somthing and break his cardboard guitar. the song was almost instrumental. But I really wasn't prepared in my head to improvise for that long, It wouldn't have been a problem if I had KNOWN that he was gonna do that. But at practice he NEVER showed signs that he was gonna do anything remotely like that. And at practice he was reading the lyrics strait off the sheet but he promised he would learn them. You see We were just a band that was put togeather in the 11th hour to play just the show. Long story but we put about 4 to 5 hours totaly practicing that one song, and we had it sounding really good. So we weren't really comfortable to just go into a jam you know? I really shouldn't have let it get to me but by god it was my first show and it went off really shitty. My friend didn't really even get to do his solo by himself cause some one was fucking with his amp volume or somthing wierd.

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    Is you're name really Mike and your in the mighty band........you know who............cos it sure sounds like the same shit goin on over your way as in VH.

    Is your singers name Dave? Just a thought........

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    lol good story [img]smile.gif[/img]

    people imho are basically evil and that just proves it.

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    Q. How many lead singers does it take to change a lightbulb?

    A. Just one, and all they have to do is hold the bulb up in the air while the world revolves around them.



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    Just to clear something up, the Guitarist whose guitar didn't come in isn't the singer, thought that might be unclear.

    As for the reference to DLR, This guys must have everything that took away from Dave, cause at least Dave had charisma, and could sing at least most of the words! This guys is an alright singer and as charming as a dog that pisses on the carpet. The thing about the guy is that he is in another band and I think he saw us has HIS side project even though I was kind of in charge of getting it together with the other guitarist. But now that I think about it, the Bassist is kind of Mike Anthony like, he was the only one not real pissed, stayed real calm afterwards and was an all-round level headed guy. Sorry about the rambling, just I'm all stirred up.

    I don't think most people are evil, I do however think they are kind of stupid. [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img] (especially in or in front of large groups)

    I feel better this morning, but I'm kind of disappointed now. But if he says anything to me on Monday, he better be wearing a cup... [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img]

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    Duder, I know yer pissed off, but that cardboard geetar bit(what a showman,eh?) cracked this cracka up!!!!!!WTF? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    Maybe you could get Craig Kilborn to sing that Scorps track.

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    The guy that used to sing in the band I was in held his lyric sheets on stage and sung from them...I put hours of practice into learning my guitar parts but he couldn't be bothered trying to learn SOME of the words!
    To top it off, when he sang his eyes came right out of his head!!! Everyone kept asking what the singer was on.
    The rumor: W.D.F.A-We Don't Fuck Around.<br />The truth: W.D.F.A-We Disregard Fans Abundently

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    NxtVanHalen, you're getting this worked up over 1 song?
    A lot of singers are shitheads, plain and simple.
    If I told you some of the shit our tribute singer pulled on us you not only wouldn't believe it, you'd probably hug that nutwad of a singer you've got.
    The dipshit I worked with (and still work with in the summer) did everything from screwing us for 900 cash that he said wasn't paid yet(it was, and he payed it back, but it's the idea of it), to not being on stage for the start of the 2nd set when we're already into the first song(he was boinking some dude's girlfriend in a stall in the men's bathroom and almost got us all killed).
    At one big outdoor gig he started a fight in the audience that caused us to need a police escort to get offstage.
    He's pulled some practical jokes at out of town gigs that seem funny now, but didn't seem funny at all at the time.
    One promoter told us if we weren't onstage in 30 seconds he'd see to it that our legs got broken after the gig. That's when we were still using face makup and he locked us in a dressing room.
    I could write a book on all the shit he's done, but believe it or not, even with all the fuckups playing is a kick, and even though I say never again, I know I'll be doing it again this summer.
    If you stop and think about it you'd probably do it again as well.

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    Originally posted by tribb:
    NxtVanHalen, you're getting this worked up over 1 song?
    A lot of singers are shitheads, plain and simple.
    If I told you some of the shit our tribute singer pulled on us you not only wouldn't believe it, you'd probably hug that nutwad of a singer you've got.
    The dipshit I worked with (and still work with in the summer) did everything from screwing us for 900 cash that he said wasn't paid yet(it was, and he payed it back, but it's the idea of it), to not being on stage for the start of the 2nd set when we're already into the first song(he was boinking some dude's girlfriend in a stall in the men's bathroom and almost got us all killed).
    At one big outdoor gig he started a fight in the audience that caused us to need a police escort to get offstage.
    He's pulled some practical jokes at out of town gigs that seem funny now, but didn't seem funny at all at the time.
    One promoter told us if we weren't onstage in 30 seconds he'd see to it that our legs got broken after the gig. That's when we were still using face makup and he locked us in a dressing room.
    I could write a book on all the shit he's done, but believe it or not, even with all the fuckups playing is a kick, and even though I say never again, I know I'll be doing it again this summer.
    If you stop and think about it you'd probably do it again as well.
    Wow, That guy's a real asshole. I was just mad because it happened that night and the next morning I was still none to pleased, I'm not way to pissed now. I would do it again, It is fun playing live but like to know whats going on. I like some control of the situation.

 

 

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