Playing 'Trainwreck with Santa'

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by nojj, Dec 18, 2013.


  1. nojj

    nojj Guest

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    Dibs on the song title.

    What do you say to a BL who cancels the only rehearsal because it *might* snow
    (it didn't)
    and adds a bunch of Christmas songs for a show in 2 days,
    but didn't know the keys, artists, or (in some cases) even the titles?

    I said "It's your band, and you can run it any way you see fit"
    and will get ready for the upcoming debacle, and the prospect of losing another venue.
  2. Slade N

    Slade N Previously sizzle Supporting Member

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    BLs a moron
    probably related to out sax player
  3. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    It would depend on how much money they were paying me - and if it was enough $$$, I just sake my head, laugh, say okay, and do my best.
  4. Factor88

    Factor88

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    What I would say would depend on the circumstances. How far in advance was the practice cancelled? Do other members have to arrange work schedules, child care, etc. around this, and would the cancellation have led to helping or hurting those arrangements? Do certain members have vehicles that have issues with snow? Are the weather forecasts usually accurate in the area?

    As far as the Christmas songs, I've been in plenty of bands that added last minute patched up versions of holiday songs. AS long as you don't punish the crowd with 4-5 in a row, believe me, it's the Holidays, nobody cares and takes it in the spirit it is meant.
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  6. nojj

    nojj Guest

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    How far in advance was the practice cancelled?

    a couple hours before the scheduled start

    Do other members have to arrange work schedules, child care, etc. around this,

    I had to rearrange my schedule around this,
    as the rest of the band wouldn't rearrange theirs for any other date.


    and would the cancellation have led to helping or hurting those arrangements?

    Certainly messed mine up. Wife of Nojj is pissed off

    Do certain members have vehicles that have issues with snow?

    No, most everybody has AWD



    Are the weather forecasts usually accurate in the area?

    Not at all.
    I check the weather channel for up-to-the-minute stuff.
    There was only a slight chance of snow.

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