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The audition...

Discussion in 'Bands on the Run' started by Artunes, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. hornpiper

    hornpiper Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 23, 2014
    Portland, OR
    I imagine that some of us have also been in a somewhat similar situation at some point or another. In the guitarist's handbook, page 9, section 2B, is the contact person who asks you to audition, and gushes about the band, almost making you expect the second coming of The Beatles, Allman Bros., whatever, fill in your own. You show up, and get something in the ballpark of what you got. Three things that have always stuck in my personal craw: A rehearsal, or audition where nobody really knows what their doing, no plan or order of any kind. Then a singer who painfully, and definitely can't sing, and a drummer who can't keep steady time.
  2. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium
    Sounds like a nightmare... a real one, an unpleasant dream, it's quite surreal actually....
  3. wildhawk

    wildhawk Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    GREAT story.

    Another true life tale from the road of which unfortunately I'm suffering through right now.

    Another post when the dust settles.
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  4. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    More details .................... or it didn't happen. :sneaky:
  5. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Ol' guys in their drawers are always funny. Looks like the Ladies love it.
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  6. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    We'll hold you to
  7. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
    It's cause they are self conscious of the fact they can't play and are afraid to get called on it. This causes many of them to act like azz hats hoping to cover up the fact that they just not to pretty good. In my younger days I'd stepped all over the songs and left.... these days they wouldn't dare ask me to audition.
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  8. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    i dont think i will "be auditioned" anymore. i do think i will "do the auditioning" for the next thing. i want to find people i am compatible with. its going to be difficult.
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  9. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    this thread is interesting. Our barn band has had egos come and go. We, the core group, just get together for the joy of making music with others. We've have guys "audition" us, but they were looking for something we don't want to be, and left. We have guys that range from serious professional to me. Between truth in advertising and egos, it is a pia sometimes.
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  10. Dick Blackmore

    Dick Blackmore Strat-O-Master

    Jan 10, 2017
    San Diego
    You handled it well. I can't say I would have. Having wasted a good portion of my 20's and 30's trying to 'make it' I have no patience for amateur hour anymore.
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  11. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 16, 2011
    Wow!!! You toughed it out!! It was never gonna work. Well done for remaining polite.
    How did the Thursday audition go @Artunes ??