Is it just me or.....?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Wyattsgroove, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Wyattsgroove

    Wyattsgroove Guest

    Jan 6, 2011
    Newark ohio
    Ok first I've been playing the bass guitar for 20plus years and am half way decent at it I guess. Regardless of my ability it seems that where I live ( central Ohio) that the music scene is alive but.. Bands come and go , meaning that no one can seem to commit and stick together! Just as soon as something get going .. Bam.. This guy found this that one has this the drummer did this.. Same old story. It just never works out! I'm a half way decent player and most times get the gig but, I'm so frustrated that every time something good starts it dies before it ever can begin.

    Am I alone?

    It's been a few years since I've been in a solid band and I'm about to blow up CL 'cuz there are just so many "flakes" lurking there!

    Please guys/gals tell me it ain't so, that there is light at the end of my tunnel! Lol

    Rant over, peace, TBY
  2. it certainly seems to be the same story here in north tx. not trying to be rich and famous here, but everyone wants to be a rockstar, no one wants to put in the work.
  3. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    You just described a great many "musicians"

    Sooner or later you're bound to stumble across some worth your time... keep looking
  4. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    I may be on the other side of the pond here, but I really feel you man. There are certain units that do put in the work here but nothing ever seems to work out, which pretty much drove me (and I suspect others too) to just turn to music as a simple past time.

    Plus, don't forget that there's an extremely high demand of pop/rock/alt-rock etc. cover bands that pretty much fill every available "hole" in the "live music" market and in my country, bands with original material unfortunately stand no chance, and those who did something had to put a tremendous amount of effort into it.

    What I would actually use to describe most musicians would be wannabe weekend warriors and a big chunk of them are young ones trying to score anyway, introducing nothing but mediocre shows. Not to mention most gigging bands came to be that merely by facebook networking, without any regards to their skill or quality of their shows.

    Quite frustrating this issue, but be glad you're in the U.S. and you DO have loads more possibilities than over here!