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Burning Bridges

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by mellowinman, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    This applies to Band Management.

    A lot of people forget the literal reason for burning bridges.

    It is so the enemy can't advance.

    It is also so you cannot retreat.

    It shows commitment.

    The future is in front of you.

    Bridges are not going to burn themselves.
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Is this a rage quit thread?

    The last line makes me think you are about to burn some bridges...
  3. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  4. Hmm. Unless you're the military, burning bridges isn't good business - expressly in BM. Just saying.
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    If there's nothing valuable on the other shore, who cares about a bridge.
  6. Arial Bender

    Arial Bender

    Oct 28, 2012
    Largo Fla.
    So you fired the shoe polisher player?
  7. Runlikegregg


    Dec 31, 2011
    let's just burn that bridge when we get to it.
  8. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    So, what's the best torch to burn a metal bridge?
  9. Anti mosquito tiki torches.
  10. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Is this you BLUE? :p
  11. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    That's not going to work here.
  12. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    I'm not going to make it anyway. So what difference does it make whether or not I burn the bridge? ;)

    Joking aside, I do understand the perspective. Sometimes you should burn a bridge so that there is no temptation, ability, or reason to go back (retreat) to something that is better left behind.

    I wish you all the best in your bridge burning endeavors.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  13. JakeF


    Apr 3, 2012
    Planting trees.

    Next to bridges.

    When enemy advances across bridge pop out from behind tree and stab in back.

    Enemies are your enemies, not bridges ;).
  14. Space Pickle

    Space Pickle

    Apr 15, 2013
    another reason is if you just like to light things on fire

    oh yes
  15. deathsdj


    Sep 18, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    Bridges? I've burned a few. But then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption. I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway. And more, much more than this, I did it my way...


  16. sevdog


    Mar 2, 2008
    If you're a strong enough swimmer then there is no need for bridges anyways.

    ...or if you have a really sweet catapult.
  17. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Don't just burn them, blow them mother ******s;) up.
  18. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, Washington
    Oh no!! Not another Bridge On The River Kwai thread!!
  19. Joebarnes


    Oct 4, 2011
    Surrey, BC

    Don't hit me with them negative waves so early in the morning. Think the bridge will be there and it will be there. It's a mother, beautiful bridge, and it's gonna be there. Ok?