For having a beer. Literally, one. It was a church gig at a Baptist church. That was an interesting, albeit brief, experience.
Don't they get it? You have to try stuff in the real world. At my last gig the singer's boyfriend stood there while I packed my stuff. I was the last one. I get comments sometimes. Someday I'll dial it in. Not. So far, not fired for it. That's harsh, sir....because I lugged out too much stuff to an $80 gig.
Holy Crap. I just realized I said the same sh*t two years ago! Glad my story hasn't changed. I posted this on 1/13/2010!I got "let go" because I told the drummer's wife to "F" off when she wanted us to play disco. I felt like I was in her little toy band.
She would get blitzed on wine, and then start calling out the names of disco tunes "we should play" and COMMANDED us to play them when she called them out. While we were trying to rehearse!
She would often bring over her well to do business friends and show us off like we were her "toy band". Then I realized what it had become.
We were playing together for her social status. I voiced my opinion of the situation. I was let go immediately. Within a few months the band broke up, and I am now playing with the remaining members minus the drummer.
So he got the "Reverse Full Nelson".
I love irony.
Ha! Almost the same story here word for word.Got fired from a band in 93 because I was talking about moving in with my girlfriend and the guitarist and singer thought I "wasn't motivated enough for music" and would "probably quit playing altogether and settle down".
Nearly 20 years on, I've been in bands consistently, recorded two albums and an EP and played Wacken Open Air, among others.
They? Settled down and quit music...
LOL You've GOT to find a different crew to play with, unless by ''gospel musicians" you mean folks like Andre Crouch, Israel Houghton, Robert Randolph, or Glenn Kaiser and Lincoln Brewster (which I doubt).essentially mostly just gospel musicians with fuzz pedals and louder drums.