Do I put up with that crap or walk?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by TexasEdition, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. After nearly 30 years of music, I have never seen anything like this....

    I'll start with the drummer. This guy shows up for rehearsal an hour early EVERY TIME! Gives some lame excuse about how he doesn't want to waste our rehearsal time waiting for him to load in and set up. And he pulls the same crap at gigs but shows up even earlier. To top it all off, because he is always early and all set up by the time we get there, he has the nerve to come outside and help us with OUR gear.

    Then there is the guitar player.... We do classic rock, particularly the 80's hair band kind... He spends all his spare time working on his Helix to custom tailor patches that sound almost IDENTICAL to the real thing. Then if he so much plays a wrong note, he has the nerve to apologize for it. Then Mr. Bossy pant's decides he's going to make up the set list and organize all the tunes by tuning to make it easier on me because I don;t have 5 basses to switch between.

    Oh and the singer.... Don't get me started on him... He owns the practice space and doesn't make us pay a darn thing for it. Then he takes the liberty of providing the board, the sound, and lights. And if I have a suggestion on how to adjust the board for better gain structuring, or balancing, or customize monitor mixes, he allows me to do it. And Mr' Hot-Shot keeps his fridge full of beer.

    To top it all off, we have our first show in about 5 months coming up next week. And we only had 2 dress rehearsals running through the entire set list. We worked on every song and polished them all up. The guitar player put together a spreadsheet with the set list, organized by play order, and put little notes in there for each song around the tuning, queues for the singer, bpm's for the drummer, and notes about how we are kicking off and ending the songs.

    All of this work ethic and the extreme lack of substance dependency has me thinking that this is just not normal.......
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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    My only criticism is the addition of the apostrophe in bossypants:


    No, it's not normal, but enjoy it while it lasts!
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  3. filmtex


    May 29, 2011
    Qow. Good luck with all that. Sounds like a disaster just waiting to happen. Post again after you wake up please!
  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hopefully it's the new normal!

    Good luck.:thumbsup:
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  5. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Your time to shine. BECOME the drama.
  6. I'd be afraid, very afraid.
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  7. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Hmmm....who seems to be the weak link here?

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  8. crobasster


    Jun 16, 2009
    Like a bait on a road to Terminus .
  9. Get out before it's too late! :eek:
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  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    such a pity. i have to deal with the same kind of bs myself.
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  11. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Run as fast as you can, but before you do that, can you send me a PM with the band leader's phone number please.
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  12. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    You must have a cast iron stomach. I would have kicked those guys to the curb ages ago.
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  13. This is hysterical.
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  14. 2playbass

    2playbass Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2013
    Will they give lessons to my bandmates?
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  15. Definitely start your plan on how to get rid of the drummer.
  16. Koshchei


    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    I wouldn't take that -- develop a cocaine habit and take up residence in an abandoned hotel in Florida just to show them.
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  17. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    That's all I had to read. Walk.
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  18. Those who arrive survive! Now, let's get you some fresh meat.
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  19. BobKos


    Apr 13, 2007
    I think I know what happened. One day you met a Genie and didn't know it. You wished for all this stuff and ran out of wishes BEFORE you got to the wish for $100 million. You still did pretty good though. Congrats on your good fortune!
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  20. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That sounds like Stepford Wives. This llama needs drama.
    Better lock your cases, wouldn't want anyone changing the strings too soon.
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