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walshb
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12,423 Mustangs passed and counting
Nov 14th, 2017 04:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was actually the original lead player in this band, helped them "get off the ground" so to speak, but I quit due to differences (at the time) with the lead singer.
I've kinda regretted my decision ever since, after seeing them a few times and realizing they're better than I gave them credit for. And they've kinda made a name for themselves, locally. They've been through several lead players since I left; the latest (and probably closest to the style I play) quit to rejoin a band he was formerly in.
So, I'm getting another shot. I think the only reason I wouldn't be accepted is if the lead singer can't let bygones be bygones, but at least they talked him into giving my a tryout. Wish me luck! I've got a new Marshall amp and a new attitude!

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Nov 14th, 2017 05:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Go spray 'em with blazin' guitar, brother!

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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Nov 14th, 2017 05:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Show them what you can do and enjoy the ride! Go get that job.

Dolemite

What It Was!

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Nov 14th, 2017 05:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Owe any amends? Singers being singers, I bet he does, but you can only clean up your side of the street.

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Nov 14th, 2017 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LSD can have horrible effects on a band.

Lead Singer Disease, in case you were wondering :o)

Cal-Woody

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Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Nov 14th, 2017 08:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just be what they expect from you and your talents that add to the band and most will remember what they missed by not having you there!
Be flexible and go with the attitude that gives everyone the confidence in wanting you as their friend and equal at furthering the bands appeal and future prospects. Then, you are the right person!

jazzguy

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Nov 14th, 2017 09:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There ya go Cal.
Positive vibes go a long way rather than acting aloof and bringing up bad memories.
Just be yourself and it'll flow.

great post, I can't add anything...


Hammond101
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Nov 15th, 2017 09:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Break a leg!

walshb
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Nov 15th, 2017 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks everyone! I'm confident in my ability and I know "most" of them would like to have me back. But I can't go in with that attitude, it's still a tryout no matter what.
I've missed playing out with them, a great bunch of guys. I'll let you know as soon as they let me know how it went! ;)


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Fear the Klinkhammer
Nov 15th, 2017 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You gonna whup that Marshall on ‘em?

walshb
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Nov 15th, 2017 06:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You gonna whup that Marshall on ‘em?"

It's the only amp I play through any more, except for the Orange I'm using at church! ;)
I gotta sell some amps....

Leftee
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Nov 15th, 2017 06:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Always buy. Never sell.

walshb
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Nov 20th, 2017 08:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, I wish I could post the results, but they promised another guitar player a shot at it, so until he gets his tryout, I won't know if I'm "in" or not! Could be a week or two, with the holiday coming up, etc.
Anyway, it went well AFAIC'd.

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Nov 20th, 2017 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool. I hope you get the gig, brother.

walshb
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Jan 4th, 2018 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Still no decision! The other guy that was going to try out backed out on them (eventually) and they STILL haven't decided, so I guess it's time to "read between the lines." I kinda want to tell them "thanks anyway" at this point, but they're good friends, and you also never know what might happen down the road...so I don't want to burn any bridges. But making anyone wait this long just is NOT cool.

Peegoo
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Jan 4th, 2018 04:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Follow up. Contact the ring leader and ask if they've brought anyone aboard. Let them know you're looking at other opportunities and didn't want to commit to any other group until you heard from them.

Juice Nichols
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Jan 5th, 2018 07:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What Peegoo said! (as usual ;) )

There's no reason to make someone wait 2 months for an answer.

gdw3

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Jan 5th, 2018 03:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Also agree w/ Mr. Goo. Make them make the call. It's rude to leave you hanging, but it seems they're not all that thrilled if they are doing it in the first place. Make 'em get off the fence! Auditions are either yes/come back or no. They should never be maybe. That's yanking your chain, and frankly, unprofessional.

walshb
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Jan 8th, 2018 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So today I talked with the band leader, and, I think, made my case. I was told they would send me some videos, and a set list. I rec'd about 8 videos a few days before my tryout, but no set list. So, I requested the set list, and they sent it, over 50 songs. I listened to every one of the songs I could find on Utube, and made notes of the key each song was in, and practiced most of them. I spent time editing the list to include the keys also, and other little reminder notes for myself. Also practiced along with the videos, and spent quite a bit of time on a Pretenders song I had never played before....which went very well at the tryout.
Anyway, apparently they had expected me to concentrate on the videos they sent, but that was never communicated to me, and I made note of that in our discussion today. Not blaming anyone, just a communication problem. Several of those songs I had never heard before, and had trouble remembering exactly how each song started, etc. But they were mostly (easy) blues tunes, so I figured I can learn them any time....and spent too much time on the rest of the set list.
So I'm still in limbo, the band leader will explain this to the rest of them, and....we shall see, I guess! Trying to be patient under the circumstances, because they're doing a lot of blues, and I really think I would fit right in!

Peegoo
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Jan 8th, 2018 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool. Perhaps your "return fire" has gotten their attention and they may pull you in.

Rock and roll, brother!

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