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Drugs is where I draw the line.

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by bassanomaly, Aug 21, 2019.

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  1. thetragichero


    Jan 4, 2019
    with a title like this, i was hoping that the thread started off as "...and snort it"
    but i suppose i have a sick sense of humor

    just because I'm sober doesn't mean i require all my friends to be
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  2. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Supporting Member

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  3. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    I think it was a bag of something......... :laugh:

    EDIT: The fact that he illegally lit up in front of you is a big deal. If he shot up heroin it would be a big deal. Illegal is illegal. It's not a matter of moral judgement, a person just doesn't want to be where there's illegal activity. Period. Who knows what kind of people sold it to him? Where it's illegal, mobs and unsavory types are usually the sellers. I would never want to be in a room jamming and the front door is knocked down because someone is suspected of distributing an illegal substance.

    Just like we don't drink at our day jobs or in our cars or in public places. It's against the law. Just a case of self preservation.
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  4. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    No one caught the thread title:
    Drugs is where I draw the line.
    How ironic the lack of proper grammar, almost as if the OP was....gasp....somehow impaired...:roflmao:
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  5. ruju


    Dec 9, 2017
    I was gunna say som'ing meaningful,but like totally forgot man.....
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  6. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    :D:D:D That's got "new signature line" written all over it... :)
  7. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O))))

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    While I would say weed is a drug, I would also say ethyl alcohol is as well. And would you agree that Federal Government and many States were correct in enacting Prohibition? Or were they maybe not so right in doing so? What of the many counties that are still dry? Just because they say it's bad, do you then allow that to subsume your opinion completely? Now you're certainly welcome to your opinion on whether marijuana or alcohol are bad and should not be consumed, but the argument that just because the Federal Government says something is bad makes it bad is facile at best and disturbingly lacking in critical thinking at worst. The Federal Government is totally fine with doctors freely prescribing legal opioids such as oxycodone to millions of Americans, creating an opioid epidemic, but does that mean that's a good thing?
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  8. You asked how we would have handled it.

    Honestly, I would have taken a small peck at the pipe and kept on playing.
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  9. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    I was at band practice the other night and the drummer had the audacity to drink coffee. He then got all hyper and I felt like his drumming was a bit fast. Should I quit? What would you do?
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  10. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    What does it matter? Your responses irrelevant to the point.
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  11. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    imma go smoke some of the pot right now and then turn up a bunch
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  12. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    It is legal where I live. Coffee is a drug the same way pot is. Therefore I may as well complain about my drummer drinking coffee. ;)
  13. bassanomaly

    bassanomaly Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland, USA
    Honestly, not my intent, but maybe I should go ahead and take credit for it. This is entertaining.
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  14. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    If the line is just now being drawn, I'd forgive the misstep. It's a poor way for the guitarist to go about bringing it up. But if he knows you guys have a don't get effed up until after policy and adheres to it, who cares what he does on his own. Just my two cents
  15. Gustopher


    Jul 30, 2018
    Lighting up without asking is rude. What if the other guys were recovering addicts? Sometimes people just don’t like to be around it and that’s cool too. Either way, it isn’t the end of the world for anyone involved. OP didn’t like the behavior and has a right to feel how he feels. The guitarist was in his own home and can do how he pleases as well. As adults we get to choose who we associate with.
  16. bassanomaly

    bassanomaly Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland, USA
    Haha. Winning comment.
  17. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    How ironic, I would say your response is evidence of your own confirmation bias. :cool:

    IMHO @LBS-bass 's position that everyone responds a bit different to weed is accurate. Not every pot head is high functioning and some turn into total dumb A's. So it's sort of rude to attack the OP with an emotionally charged label unless you actually have first hand knowledge that the person he is talking about can spark up without getting stupid.

    Now I am not saying the OP is not guilty of confirmation bias; perhaps he is. But wouldn't it be better to hold off on making such accusations till you have objective proof? In other words, don't fall victim to confirmation bias.
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  18. Turbo Sparky

    Turbo Sparky Supporting Member

    May 14, 2018
    South Eastern U.S.
    Totally hear ya.
    It's "his" home, so it's his home. You guys were playing in his home. Yeah, I probably would done what you did and all, but in a way it is a bit disrespectful to "you." If I was a "smoker," I would of at least said/told you guys that I'm taking a "break" to go burn one down and would be right back.
    If I did "smoke" I would at least respect others, whom took the time to learn/remember jams and made the time to come over and play/rehearse.
    Just weird IMO.
    I'd let them know that you "play it straight" and that partying is done AFTER the jam/gig. Less problems that way.
    Chin up man, good luck.
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  20. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    This selfie speaks volumes, I think, as to where I stand on drug use

    Photo on 11-10-18 at 6.42 PM-1.
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