Dumbest reason ever to get fired from a band

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Ric5, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
    So I am in a band and the guys are getting old and having health problems … it got to the point where we play about once every 3 months. So I looked for another band. I found a band near me. Female drummer, 2 guitars and me. Things started ok. But then the drummer started only getting some of my emails. I spent an hour with her top see what the problem is. Well sometimes they go to spam and she is too lazy to check her spam. So I sent her a link to how to whitelist my email. She again is too lazy. So she didn't get my email where I canceled a rehearsal due to a funeral. So now she fired me from the band. This is the real kicker … she listed an ad on craigslist and on the ad there is no way to contact her.

    I guess you can't fix stupid.

    I am thrilled to be done with this bleeping @#$%%^

    You can't make this stuff up

    Thank God I don't rely on music to pay the bills
  2. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I’d call that dodging a bullet.
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  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
    ya … something wrong with that drummer
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
    one of the guitar players is quitting
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
    Actually I think she was intimidated by my bass skills and she thought that I was going to quit her band … which I was already considering
  6. mstillman


    Dec 6, 2011
    MetroWest MA
    Sounds like the only thing lost was time spent. Onward to less stupid pastures!
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  7. Need pics to give that a fair assessment.
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  8. Drugs are bad, mmmmm'kay?
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  9. Because the BL wanted in my pants.

    Literally 24 hours after I fired the drummer.
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  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
    Actually I learned a few cool new songs … so not time wasted … it just ended really weird
  11. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Any guess as to why your emails go to spam? That really should never happen.
  12. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
    Spam has increased a lot in the last few years … I sometimes lose emails to the spam filter … but in this case she was too lazy to check the spam filter and too lazy to change settings.

    I had a guy who wanted to buy one of my basses and his email went to junk … but I found it anyway.
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  13. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    This isn’t going to help you with the band you got fired from, but maybe in the future?

    Email is the worst for doing any group coordination. All it takes is for someone to NOT “reply all” and comms are off the rail.

    Instead you’ve got group text, WhatsApp, Slack and any number of other group collab or social media chat channels. Maybe your BL doesn’t have a mobile? Not that you need a mobile to use any of these platforms.....

    Last working band I was in, we used Slack. Even the most technology obtuse member could work it. Worked great. All conversations were compartmentalized to band stuff and band stuff only. Not mixed in with FB crap or buried in your emails.

    Current jam band with buddies we use email and it drives me batty. Half a dozen different email chains going to decide what night of the week we’re going to get together. Signal degradation is horrible. And all theses guys work in IT!!!! But this is supposed to be casual, son not pushing it.

    My 80-something mother in law is a fiend with her mobile and a few of these platforms. And she’s not really tech savvy. No excuse for your drummer if she’s got an internet connection.
  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
    I prefer email to texting … It bothers my eyes to look at the small screen and it is better to send setlists and youtube attachments to email. For people over 50 looking at a small cell phone with a 3x5 screen and reading tiny text is not easy, where a big 27" computer monitor is a joy.

    I just saw an interview with Ian Anderson and he said one of the reasons he quit working with Martin Barre is because he wouldn't read his emails.

    The bandleader wanted to do everything by phone, but she didn't know how to do group texts, so it would be a whole series of texts.
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  15. Anyone who doesn't have and regularly check a fully functional primary email account and can't be trusted regarding Reply vs. Reply All is going to have consistency and reliability problems on many other levels. It is one of the things upon which correlation can be strongly trusted. I definitely prefer email for band stuff.
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  16. PaulCISSA

    PaulCISSA Unsweetened, highly-caffeinated Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Northest New Jersey
    Don’t die trying. :thumbsup:
  17. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    Yeah right :laugh:
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  18. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    musicians gonna musician :rollno:
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  19. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member


    that said: organizing a hobby is different than organizing a music business...when your life (and the lives of others) depend on your choices = you don't tolerate the dumb stuff. IME.
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  20. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    A reason I personally experienced: because the other guys in the band wanted to bring back the former bassist who never showed up for practice because of his drug-and-alcohol issues. It was because of his absence that I got into the band in the first place.

    Shyeah... smart manever, fellas.
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