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Re: Let's cause a scene!
Of course~, as a matter of fact, I was gonna reply to this suggesting the
very same thing... -Write me, we'll talk...
At 12:29 AM 6/4/03 -0600, you wrote:
>> I suspect many of you are in the same boat. Do you play alone because
>> you like it that way, or because no one else will play with you?
>I am interested in the solo thing for several reasons:
>1. The logistics of having a band are a major pain in the ass. This
>includes, finding and keeping players, organizing rehearsals, making sure
>everyone's happy with the material, has enough solo time, etc.
>2. Players who have the technical/musical ability to play what I would
>write are most likely freelancing professionals, and as such are always in
>search of the next big gig. I have been the guy in the band who secretly
>planned to leave all along at the first opportunity, and I don't ever want
>to be left high and dry.
>3. The challenge of really being able to get over all by yourself. Good
>bandleaders know to surround themselves with great players, because it
>they have to carry less weight themselves. The one man band thing really
>requires massive amounts of PRESENCE on every level.
>4. I am an only child, and as such am prone to the desire to have things
>own way and be the center of attention. :)
>Sometimes I feel supremely anti-social for going in the direction I'm
>but I am a nomad by nature, and unfortunately it's very hard to transplant
>an entire band. I've just spent the last two years living in Colorado,
>am now planning a move to NYC next fall. I don't know how long I'll stay,
>but it probably won't be forever.
>I have been in original bands, and miss the experiences of rehearsals and
>composing with others. I would like to go back to it, but as we all know
>it's difficult to find the right people.
>It would be nice to have other solo weird artists around to bounce ideas
>of. I know I got a lot out of just going down and watching Jimmy George
>stomp around on his Boomerang for a few minutes. Next I would like to put
>in a visit to Cara Quinn, if she'll have me.
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