Band drama that is.
Well a few months back I told a few here I was getting out of playing. I bought a bass boat and was selling off almost all my gear going fishin no more bands.
After about 11 years of some band or another it was not in me to continue. so I spent fall not playing and it was nice. The Band I was in was on life support after my originals band of fours years passed away... LWR Rip.
Since the originals band was over my heart just was not in music to continue.
But I picked up with a mostly covers band I played with 5 years ago and left to form the originals band that had just ended.
We played thru the spring and summer and it was pretty cool but not like my old band was. So I decided when that band was fading out to walk away.
Just this past winter out of the blue I get a call from our guitar player. He tells me the drummer and himself were reforming the cover band and wanted me to be a part. They were taking it 360 degrees away from what it was and managing it themselves. They also were telling the BL that he was going with them or else. They were to tell him they would move on without him (BL) if he wasn't in.
They did tell him and he was in. We were to have a band meeting sometime soon and it looked pretty good. A few gigs here and there, better places and pay so I said I'm down.
Well the drummer who set this all up never held the meeting. Today the guitarist calls and said both him and I were out of the new band.
The drummer talked to the BL only and both decided to bring in a couple buds of his on guitar and bass leaving us out.
He has never said a word to me about this and backstabbed both of us.
The drummer has some equipment at his house of the guitar player and owes me a little money for equipment I sold him but was to be payed for.
I'm shocked by the whole mess and the guitar player is marching to the drummers house today to get his gear and collect my money or get my gear back. Its shocking and sad all at the same time since I liked these guys a and the drummer and me got along well.
I'm not sure what to say now to the drummer or BL. I'm kind of PO'ed but also disappointed they never even contacted the guitar player or me...not cool.
Guess It is time to walk away. I can't really complain for the last 11 years I played with pretty cool people and band drama was not really a big thing with any of us. Hopefully the ice will melt soon and I can start chasing bass the fish.