This is great!! I'm glad we have some new members here, if only to bring up topics I posted last May!
Jeez... must have been on page 57...
Anyway, I'm glad it was brought up. I always thought it rated better than 16 replies.
Since it was so long ago, how about a 'Where Are They Now?' piece?
Let's see... The drummer mentioned in the first post moved to Vegas, never to be heard from again. The rest of the band plunges forward with a new dumb drummer, who apparently is only comfortable playing disco. He is replaced by another drummer, who only plays with the band once, his work schedule prohibits any more get togethers. I have no chance to find out if he is dumb or not.
The keyboardist slowly returns to his alcoholic leanings, driving the rest of the band to distaction. The band continues jamming with a rotation of three drummers, two of which are dumb, the other having a crush on the drunken keyboardist.
The keyboardist is irked, to say the least, the rest of the band thinks it's hilarious.
A late summer gig is planned, with the band's original drummer is in attendance. He is the greatest and brightest drummer I have ever known. I may have a crush on him.
The bassist (me), spends 2 months replacing his deck, building a stage, and generally busting his ass to make this thing happen. A crowd of friends and family numbering 60 to 70 people are invited. It rains. Hard. All day. The decision is made to move the gig into the house. The gig is scheduled to start at 3pm. The bassist moves all of the equipment into the house and sets it up all by himself.
The rest of the band shows up at 3:30. Just before the first song, the bassist quits, making the announcement on the PA.
The band plays on... performing one of thier best shows.
Guitarist #1 quits the band 3 weeks later. He has nothing going at the moment.
Guitarist #2, the founder of the band, tries to keep it going. The only drummer that will play with him is the dumb disco drummer. He has nothing going on at the moment.
Guitarist #3, also the lead vocalist, leaves the band. He has nothing going on at the moment.
The keyboardist jams for fun on occasion with the bassist. He has his alcoholism under control once again. No one currently has a crush on him.
The bassist is trying to establish a collaboration with his cousin. (Mindrive on these forums). He is working to put together a DAW, to help bring this collaboration to fruition.
He spends entirely too much time on these forums, and is trying to learn as much as possible, but usually just gets people riled up. He keeps the moderators busy.
Well... there you go. Not exactly 'Behind The Music', but what the hell. Some guys will do anything to reach 500 posts.