Umm, interesting anyway

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by JaamE, Oct 4, 2013.


  1. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp Supporting Member

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    Ugh, posted in our local musicians group on FB asking if anyone needed a bass player... got an answer and they sent me a link to their Reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/aeolotrope They described themselves as 'kinda dark' NOT. MUSIC. <she whimpers quietly to herself>

    Plus they practice several towns away (a decent hour drive from me) How do a i word a polite "hell no"?
  2. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

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    Not very difficult

    "Sounds interesting, but its really not what I'm looking for. Best of luck with the band."
  3. Joe Louvar

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    +1. Yep

    I didn&#8217;t click on the link - but just tell her the truth. Thank her, and tell her rehearsal is to far away and it&#8217;s not what your looking for and wish her the best.
  4. dvh

    dvh Supporting Member

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    +1. It's no big deal
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  6. TomCHunley

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    I practice a lot but still suck.
    I'd play with them if I still lived in Tacoma, and I don't even know what didgeridoo is. They seem kind of fun to me.
  7. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp Supporting Member

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    Parts of it sound fun, the rest is un-nerving screaming.
  8. Bassdirty

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    Man, you don't know what your missin..theres a vid. :bag:

    Interesting indeed.
    (and whoever was holding the camera should be slapped...looks like an old episode of cops.)
  9. Joe Louvar

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    Gee thanks, what a frigging nightmare - now I want to go kill myself. ;) :D
  10. Feral Feline

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    The Didjeri is a petite bird native to Australia, and despite their small size, they give a loud grunting-like noise when they pass fecal material that is of a watery consistency, very "dew" like.

    The natives revere the Didjeri (or Didgeri) and use the Didjeri's dew to make healing tonics. Whether the dew is truly efficacious for certain ailments is still hotly disputed amongst Australian doctors and scientists, but nonetheless it's probably best avoided should the bird flu virus HZ7N98 transmutate and turn up in the Didjeri's dew.

    The Didjeri was and still is held in high esteem – so much so that the natives learned to replicate the grunting of the birds' passing their dew, emulating the noise with a hollow log. The term "didjeridoo" as applied to the hollow log-as-instrument is of course derived from the Didjeri's dew, and is thought to have changed spelling over time to reflect the true nature of what the dew is.

    Of course, all this talk of Didjeri dew is just a bunch of doo doo... ;)
  11. Kmonk

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    I usually reply by saying "Thanks for the response. Your band has a good sound but it's just not what I am looking for. Good luck in your search".
  12. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp Supporting Member

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    LOL, yeah. i listened to parts of about 5 'songs' then pronounced it "NOT. MUSIC."
  13. EmptyCup

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    Wow :eek:
    I guess I'm getting old.
    You deserve better. Keep looking.

    (Great pic in your profile, :bassist:)
  14. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

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    " I don't think I am good fit" that is the nicest way to turn down a gig.
  15. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the ideas guys... this is what i sent them

    "Hey, thanks for the response. Your band has an interesting sound but it's just not what I am looking for. I hope you find someone that can get you some bass, i think it would fit in well."
    I want to play again, but not bad enough to drive an hour for practice and try and fit into that.
  16. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp Supporting Member

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    thanks, my drummer took it while i was teasing him.
  17. megafiddle

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    I know what a didjeridoo is and I still nearly bought that.

    Is the Didjeri any relation to the foo bird?

    ...
  18. Gopherbassist

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    For some reason, when I hear a pause after the drums first come in like on the first song on that page, I get the impression that whoever it is that does the songwriting doesn't know much about song writing.
  19. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp Supporting Member

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    Either that or it's all just noise :)
  20. Joe Louvar

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    +1. And not neat sounding noise either. :)
  21. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp Supporting Member

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    LOL, the music part was ok, but i never made it more than 10-20sec into any of it once the drummer started 'singing'

    I'll be the first to say i can't sing but that's just.... no. I decided i'd never make it through a practice w/o a migraine.

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