I know I am but a simple country child, but I find the way you have invaded my usually peaceful V/Line transport on this fine day offensive. Sure, we all must converge on this gathering of musicmakers up in the great white yonder that is Bendigo today, and it’s not your fault that Bendigo is…
On behalf of the metro children, sorry. I assure you we are not limited to a vocabulary of expletives and “like” and that some of us do know how to catch a train properly. (case example 1: me) Please except our apology
“There’s always the danger of sounding inhuman (when playing drums). You’re not obliged to take a breath before you do something. Wind players are obliged to be human, they have periods, question marks, exclamation marks, phrases. But there is always the danger, with people who play piano, percussion or string instruments of not creating phrases that speak out to people”—Max Roach- Modern Drummer Magazine 1979
Visualise my 'pretending to be angry face' and continue:
I'm a bit slow on the uptake here... but... I send you nice texts to you!!! Lots of the time. Okay well maybe only sometimes... not very often...ish. It's just because I'm stingy okay????? :P
Meanwhile, I'm currently reading an article titled: "11 ways to stop Procrastinating and get Motivated" in order to procrastinate a little. I so clever! :)
you’re weird. do i know you???……….. lol jokes
link me that article yes? I so need to read it.
And the part about texts confused me……i never said you didn’t text me, did I?
you listened, which is better than others! i like it. i am really getting back into non-electronic music, which is good. as in, less synth/disco orientated stuff. feels good!
Hmmm I was going to say that I didn’t think it was really your thing, however diversity is always good. It’s not that I didn’t like it, I would happily listen to it, rather it just didn’t grab my attention straight off the bat. But that’s been the case with some of my favourite albums as well. It might just take a few listens to get into. I sometimes find, that if a song/band/album grabs my attention straight away, I will tire of it quicker than one that takes a little longer to sink in.
I don't think you can comprehend how excite I am :) :) :)
OMG i have hit the jack pot in past few days
So after i recently downloaded a live concert by The National last night (which is awesome btw), I then moved on and found some full length live Radiohead concerts and a live Thom Yorke set of all his solo stuff.
However tonight I found gold. I found a rare Death Cab for Cutie documentary call “Drive Well, Sleep Carefully”. The only thing is that it’s split up into about 20 different videos. I am downloading them all individually now and will put them all together in iMovie :). OMG OMG OMG
So after spending the past couple days in the recording studio with the band I have reached a crossroad. Do I want this lifestyle or not? Do I want to really push it and work hard and maybe, just maybe “make it” in the music industry or do I just want to finish school go to uni, do my course and become a music teacher?
The engineer in the studio said that out of all the 360 days a year he works, he only sees 1 or 2 bands as good as us and that we have a serious chance. Now that in its self is a huge compliment especially as this guy was part of an 80’s pop band that “made it” and still has all the connections in the industry. But being told that we are good and could “make it” doesn’t make me want it though. Without meaning to sound full of myself, I’ve always know we are quite good as a band. It’s because we love what we do and we love each other.
But you see what I love isn’t what you need to be successful. Just playing music with a bunch of friends and having a good time isn’t enough to make a living out of it. Specific attention and energy has to be spent on booking and paying fees for sound/lighting techs, managers, stylists, stage managers, transportation, recording studios as well as huge pressure to write and record new songs that are more suited to the mainstream music taste of the time. You spend endless days on the road away from family and friends. Sure I’d be with the band and thats great, but you can only spend so much time cooped up with the same 5 people.
I dont know if I want that lifestyle. If I let it all go, after uni, I can settle down into a 9-5 (if not shorter) job, raise family, and still play music with friends. I can have what I love with out all the other pressure and constraints.
It’s not that I don’t have fun being part of Amber Lamps, I am. It’s more I don’t feel I’d have fun with the lifestyle needed to “make it”. I don’t think any of us would. We would go from having a relationship built off love, trust and respect to one of a more business regard.
I’ve always said that I don’t think Amber Lamps would make it big. I’m not being pessimistic, I’m just a realist. The music industry is to saturated these days. However I have also always said I am happy to go a long for the ride and see what we can do. It’s just, where is the right place to get off?