You know you're in the band when...
I have been in a tribute band since late last summer. Rehearsals already have a lack of headroom because of monstrous egos of some members.
Yeah, I have my opinions & methods but, enough time's wasted with others wanting to hear themselves talk.
Anyhow, I have the material down, on the bass & vocally (as previously agreed by all there as to who learns what). You could wake me at 4:00AM & I can deliver but for another person in the band.
I sing backups on a few songs better than him but at the few shows we've played, he says he's going to sing those parts and I let him and they end up sounding flat or non-existent. Should probably quit enabling this.
This guy won a national network TV contest with a big purse back in the '90's. I am continually reminded of this. While I appreciate his constructive suggestions, he (& the BL) have to let go and let me refine this stuff.
He has the band Leader's ear and they're always walking into my other vocals when I am about to 'sing my part'. Screws me up and irritates me.
IF I was really a band mate, they would let me make my mistakes and correct them. Playing wise and vocal wise, I work tirelessly to get it near note perfect. If I don't vocally have it, I am the first to say "I got nothin' here." What I resent is when I have it down, I get walked on.
We haven't had a rehearsal in a while, my intention is to make my statement regarding this situation and see what happens. Either I'm in and trusted, or not. Can't work in this kinda situation when I am not trusted or respected.
Only red lights are forever.
Don't act your disease, defy it.
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