The joy of being in a band....

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  1. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Supporting Member

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    For those of you that haven't experienced the joy of the breakup email, I present you this.

    To set this up, this is a band that played 95% my music and I spent the last 6 months dealing with people that hated the sound of the lead singer. This is a post firing email from the singer when he realized that it was a firing rather than a breakup...

    Join a band, make music and work hard, THIS is your future! ;)



    I haven't been so BLATANTLY used in a really long
    time....congratulations on your upcoming CD and Demo you
    emotionally immature and sick loser, lovebirds. Deb, this
    is IT for me with YOU...you have really disappointed me.
    We have been in bands together for 7+ years...really?
    Thank you.
    Johnny, I think you WANT to be different...but you are
    unfortunately a 'Sociopath' of sorts...do you
    understand this Deby? Look it up...Sociopath.
    You WILL put ALL tracks in the dropbox....regardless of
    how disgusted I feel when I finally listen to them.
     
  2. tryfonNr

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    Well I'm really sorry bout that... I co-created a band and we play mostly covers by now but are working on many songs to persue perfection .. It would really suck to be delt like this, especialy from your "band-brothers"..
     
  3. rhinocaster

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    I appreciate that thought, but it just seems to be inevitable...."I just feel luck to be here" quickly evolves into, "YOUR SCREWING ME AND I'M TAKING IT TO SOCIAL MEDIA!!!" ;)

    I saw it coming....it was more vitriol than I expected frankly, but it pretty much par for the course.

    We downsized and there's more money per member now, so we got that....:D
     
  4. rhinocaster

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    Maybe it's just me, it does feel like alcohol was involved in that email....
     
  5. Phletch

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    Geez, sounds like a real drama queen. I'd expect that kind of emotional diarreha from a 12 year old, not an adult. Probably the result of watching too much reality TV.
     
  6. GuitarGuy66

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    Just use his vocal tracks.


    :idea



    (-hiding-)
     
  7. gmann

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    Bands break up, musicians get fired. It happens just that way. No big deal.
     
  8. Greentone

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    It does have a bit of a drinky feel to it. :drink
     
  9. Two-Octave

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    Apparently there was a disconnect within the band. Deb and Johnny got all up on the **** list. Bummer for them.

    That's a drunkass chick email from hell. :dude I think I love her. :D
     
  10. Custom50

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    There is so much opportunity for troll gold with that email.

    Ask "What is dropbox? U want CD dropped in ur mailbox? Deby and Johnny already re-recorded all vocals and re-named the band The Deby and Johnny experience. U mad bro? So sry."

    There's an opportunity for fun here is all I'm saying.
     
  11. rhinocaster

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    Lolz.....!!!!

    Awesome man !
     
  12. Marc Roy

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    Well done! I'd roll with this. Since he/she is so pissed off, may as well add some salt to the wound.
     
  13. Unnecessary

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    ah yeah. thats always.....I think my favorite was a bass player that demanded (very drunkenly, via text message) that we write all new music since he was no longer in the band, even though every note he played was written out for him by me and the other guitarist. Also, member who quit because he thought the band would fall apart/lose fans without him and that we would beg him to come back.....that never happened.
     
  14. rizla

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    Would like to know what really happened?

    Just kidding. No I wouldnt. Not at all.
     
  15. Marc Roy

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    Sounds like they were both seriously delusional. Gotta love that.
     
  16. Unnecessary

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    The second guy, for sure. The bassist had some friends convincing him that he made the sound of the band after the split (we were very young and these were people he would often "guest list" and get "band drinks" for at shows).
     
  17. bayAreaDude

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    I wanna know more about the Deb and Johnny story.
     
  18. chillybilly

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    It's a funny subtopic. Hate to say it but almost sounds like some of these manifestos that precede violent incidents.

    In a similar vein, we just 'lost' (actually, an unexpected gift) our new bass player.

    His recipe:
    1) Root note played at random unrelated to song tempo or intra-measure rhythm.
    2) Vigilant, hawk-eyed watch kept on guitarist's fret hand to determine what root note might be.
    3) 'Processing delay' measured in milliseconds - or full seconds - between determining root note and playing root note.
    4) Whole, half, quarter and eighth notes all given equal representation, if not proper placement.

    Despite several weeks of lead time to learn material, most songs ended with a declaration that 'I've never played that song before' as if an Improv Trophy were to be awarded. Eventually, the mild-mannered drummer got fed up and asked him to play some tricky (but not really) passages of songs under the rubric of synchronizing their stops/starts.

    Soon after we got one of those Dear John emails, brief but full of projection: we weren't a match for him musically or personally (?). Considering he hadn't come within a mile of playing any of the songs, how could he tell?
     
  19. Gas-man

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    I would.

    Dish it, sister.

    :waiting
     
  20. lp_bruce

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    I'm grateful that I've been playing in bands (actually, usually multiple bands) for more than 30 years and never experienced a bad breakup. Makes me wonder how rare I am in that regard.

    Peace,
     

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