I hear ya! I did like the people. I am talking with the guitar player who claims I need to call the band leader. My thought? ***?
My personal journey in music is the passion for making the final product move people, make em laugh, cuddle, dance , cry or what ever...no shooting though! I figure chasing my passion may lead to making a few bucks here and there. That's happening now with another group that moves like greased lightning. We have practice material on disk. Specific sections for each of us to learn. Structured practice with 3 month schedules. We have video to use to improve everything from our looks to our sound. All since about Dec 20th or so. We played a decent show to a sol out crowd of 300...20 bucks per head. The band donated our end to a woman's and kid shelter. felt really good.
This band has another show due to demand from the venue which will pay. Per night cuts will be around 225.00 dollars per night...sometimes more ..others a bit less. I see and know the difference big time!
I face an unwillingness by older, seasoned band mates to accept technology, I Pads, I Real Book, digital recording, soundcloud, etc..They like CD's and the past way of doing things from their hayday.
Being the bassist in a base 6 piece band that goes up to 9 pieces with available horns is a dream come true!
Thanks everybody. The members here are wonderful. I feel blessed to have found this place.
Here's a pic of our last show's room. I cannot post band pics w/o permission...so no players...sorry...