Band Brokeup before I quit

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Cosmo Dalton, Oct 29, 2016.

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  1. It's been a few months since we played and about a year since we wrote new material. Basically, between that and the fact that I've been getting more interested in different styles of music and talking to other people about getting something going it was time for me to move on. So, the singer sends s group text about getting together on xyz date. Radio silence from everybody including me. So I decide I better man up and let these guys know my position. I say that I have enjoyed it and everybody is cool, good musicians, fun times, but I just assumed we had organically disbanded so I started moving on to other things and sorry to be the bearer and all that. Everybody knew I was into these other styles and was trying to get that going so no real surprises there. I told them if they keep the ball rolling and need me to show the new bass player the lines I would be happy to. I get a text from the singer about being confused but it's understandable and amicable. Then I get a text from the guitar player. Apparently, at our last show after I left the singer got waste deep in booze and started getting gay with the guitar player. Doing a lot of unwarranted touching and such. I always suspected the dude was into dudes but whatever, right? Nobody cares about sexual orientation anymore...except maybe his wife, but I digress. This touch off gets more and more aggressive and the guitar player finally grabs him by the throat and throws him to the ground. The singer slaps the guitar players glasses off his head and the drummer ends up splitting them up. Then after pleading with the singer not to drive drunk he hits the road with reckless abandon. So, the guitar player was down with my decision to move on. Haven't heard anything from the drummer. Bands will be Bands.
     
  2. dtripoli

    dtripoli

    Aug 15, 2010
    CA
    Problem solved. Go forward and test the musical waters elsewhere.
     
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  3. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    Well, that's a way better story than the one I was going to tell.
     
  4. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    HAH! Wife, huh? kids?
     
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  5. No kids, but seemingly happy marriage.
     
  6. baileyboy

    baileyboy Inactive

    Aug 12, 2010
    Can't wait for the sequel...
     
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  7. kcole4001

    kcole4001

    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    You were robbed!
    So what needs to happen now is everyone has to apologize and make up, get back together for at least one farewell gig.
    Then the first guy to rage quit wins.
    :)
     
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  8. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    You did it all wrong. You're supposed to fire the drummer, then rage quit. Didn't you read the manual?
     
  9. Ha! To be honest I always thought the band would end in a fistfight between the drummer and anybody else.
     
  10. Ender_rpm

    Ender_rpm

    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO
    New twist on the "Singer banged guitar players woman" is "Singer tried to bang guitar player!"
     
  11. That is a wild one!
     
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  12. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Virginia
    You win. I got nothing to compare to that.
     
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  13. Without a doubt, that was a fresh sort of story! Just, wow...
     
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  14. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Bullet dodged.
     
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  15. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Sounds like a reality TV show script. WOW!
     
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