I got fired!

Discussion in 'Jack's Place' started by Dew Knot Hump, Feb 15, 2011.

    Feb 15, 2011
  1. Dew Knot Hump Sausager

    BAND DRAMA!!!!

    So we've been playing with this drummer since November who wanted to do a "techno blues" band. Long story but last night our bass player cancelled and then I got this from the drummer:

    "Hey Fellas – I’m not used to being in a band that is a side project for the other guys and a main project for me, so I think there’s a bit of a misconnect here. Realistically I’ve got more time and energy to put into this project, so I think it’s probably best we go our separate ways and focus more on our top priorities. It’s been a blast playing with you guys, so no hard feelings here."

    It wasn't really a side project for me, I've always got a couple band type things going and never cancelled practice because of other stuff.

    Which was a total relief because I had devised a plan to ease him out of the band without hurting his feelings. The guy is a super nice guy but as a drummer his time is all over the place a lot, a bunch of times I played with him I had multiple "WTF" moments. Plus he wanted to control everything regarding the songwriting and recording. So now we got rid of him on good terms without hurting his feelings.

    Win/Win. So me and the bass player will either find someone else to play the songs or start something new. Plus I'm getting together to jam with a drummer I spent ten years in bands with at his rehearsal space next week.
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  3. cfgsteak Kick Henry Jackassowski

    That turned out well!
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  5. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    And here i was gonna get all "mojo" on ya. Congrats on getting fired! :D
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  7. Chad bedroom widdler

    I wish I would get fired from a band. Then at least I would be in one to get fired from. It has been too long since I have been in a band.
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  9. Lino Kick Henry Jackassowski

    To bad they all don't work out that well. Jam on :D
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  11. Dudeman1967 Not as new as I'd hoped and aging quickly.

    Good deal.

    What the hell is techno blues? Can you give some examples or were you creating your own thing?
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  13. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    Sounds like about as good as one could expect.
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  15. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    Saved you a lot of grief dealing with his pissiness when you fired him, so great timing!
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  17. FenderPusher Beardcore Apologist

    Good (and reliable) drummers are hard to find.
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  19. John Watt Banned

    If you've still got some unrequited nastiness, or simple argumentation, left inside you,
    please, take it out on me. I need some professional motivation.

    You should ask me what I'm doing typing here when I could be finishing my guitar.
    You can also ask me to look at your avatar one more time, in case you're changing it.

    That guy talked too much to be a real drummer,
    especially if he had feelings that could be hurt.
    Hit on me, when you're not strong, I'll be the one, to carry your practice pad for you.
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  21. 12Pack Dyslexic b00n

    I'm not trying hard enough.
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  23. John Watt Banned

    You need to upgrade your avatar, go donut halves for a bun, two patties with a porkchop, and suet for sauce.
    That's with curly, sweet potato fries.
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  25. Dew Knot Hump Sausager

    Bluesy riffs with techno style breakbeats. The songs we had were pretty cool and it was a different sound.

    I've got a recording session Thursday night with my other guys so I'm not missing a beat like that drummer was. :cheese:
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  27. John Watt Banned

    I remember one time when I was in my hotel room,
    and a... listener.... knocked on the door, so I let him in.
    He saw some lost beats laying on the floor and asked what happened to the drummer.
    I threw the lips from the other bed at him, saying ask the lead vocalist.
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  29. Peeker jerkass

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  31. Modern Saint Starve your Fear, Feed your Dream!

    That went easier than you thought.
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  33. Dew Knot Hump Sausager

    Yes it did, my plan was to tell him I wanted to take a break for a few weeks and finish up the record I'm making with my other band, tell him to get his drums because I don't have room for two kits and then tell him the recordings went so well that we were going to solely focus on that band.

    But I didn't have to do that! :cheese:

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