The Party's Over

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jazzbo, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    A new way to tell an old, but very true, story:


    News from San Francisco on Friday rocked the entire music world. That's right, Jazzbo has quit his current band, leaving millions shocked, confused, and in doubt whether or not they would ever hear "the world's greatest bassist" ever again.

    "I'm not quitting music, I'm just quitting 'Beer on the Way'," Jazzbo was quoted as saying at the press conference.

    The news came following an acoustic show at a Starbucks, where "Beer on the Way" longtime member and co-founder, Jazzbo, played to a largely uninterested crowd.

    Reports from within the band cite "irreconcible musical differences" with lead singer/rhythm guitarist Dave. (*Name changed).

    "There just comes a time when you realize that musically, you don't see eye to eye," Jazzbo mentioned. "I knew I was in for trouble after a discussion with Dave when we finished rehearsal Thursday night. Dave had said, 'You know, my experience has been that when people go over to jazz, they're incapable of playing blues or rock forms. You just can't mix the two.' That Dave would say this baffled me."

    Reports out of SF state that Jazzbo had a long standing difference of opinion with Dave, but chose to remain in the group since they were friends and his busy work schedule didn't allow him to seek out another band. Friends said that Jazzbo has been feeling resentment for some time toward Dave because Dave would often complain about all the other aspects of the band, when everyone said that Dave was actually a very poor guitarist and singer.

    "I knew that Dave wasn't serious about music, as I am. He just didn't understand me. It's better this way."

    Reports from within the band state that Dave would commonly yell at the drummer for poor rhythm, but in fact it was Dave that was always off. Also, Dave would often yell at the guitarist, Jim, for not playing certain melodies during the song. Jim said, "I stopped playing them because if I did, then the audience realized how off-key Dave was." At one point, Dave yelled at Jazzbo for playing, "too many eighteenth notes."

    Will we hear from Jazzbo again?

    "Well, I've got a jam scheduled trying out 11 different musicians in a little over a week. I'm moving in the direction I really want to, writing original soul/funk music in the direction of such greats as Stevie Wonder, The Meters, Rufus, and Earth, Wind, & Fire."

    Jazzbo further stated, "I'm happy to not be doing pop covers anymore. If I played I WANT YOU TO WANT ME or JUST WHAT I NEEDED one more time I might go mad. It's a good parting. Sure, I won't be playing gigs every week for some time now, but I'll be creating music, instead of just playing it."
  2. nice dude. i hate it when you play with people that arn't serious!
  3. LOL!
    The eighteenth notes were a nice touch. :D
  4. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Yeah, but, he really did say that. This entire thing is true.
  5. Jazzbo i think you took a step in the right direction.

    and btw.

    I wannnnnnt you to want meeeeeeeeeeeeee. i need youuuu to need meeeeeeeeee. :D
  6. Ok i admit that really didn't come out right
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Hey Jazzbo, congratulations!!, I'm feeling that same resentment. I am trying out for different bands and playing with different people currently, looking for something more fulfilling myself. I wish you the best of luck and happiness in all your musical endeavors!!! Nice presentation BTW.
  8. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin

    I feel a story like that is about to appear in my area, regarding me and my band!

    BTW, I thought I held the title as "World's Greatest Bass Player." :confused: Wanna fight for it? ;)
  9. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    So THAT'S why the flags @ GC were at half mast!:D
    Seriously, you quitting that band probably saved your friendship.
  10. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    As far as I know, Jazzbo holds the WBO belt, while you have the WBA title. We've got to have the re-unification fight! :p
  11. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Muhammad Ali voice ON:

    You can't beat me. I'm too smart, I'm too fast, I'm too pretty. I should be a postage stamp, that's the only way I'd get licked!

    Muhammad Ali voice OFF:
  12. Ouch! Some people shouldn't allowed to own musical instruments. Screw gun control, we need guitar control! ;)
  13. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Good luck man! You should take time enough to put together a band that is not just musically intelligent , but also compatible personality-wise.
  14. Lance Jaegan

    Lance Jaegan

    Dec 23, 2000
    That's a tall order oftentimes.
  15. Real lame, the fact that anyone would say this is wrong. Jazz came from the Blues, Rock came from the Blues, there is a link there.

    Jazz opens the mind and the ears to many more possibilities than say playing Louie Louie. It sounds like Dave does not have any experience in what his mouth says. Good luck, I am sure you will do better.

    I guess he is kind of right thou, Just what I needed might not sound right if you start using substitution chords. :D Again best of luck.
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, you don't know what you're missin', dude :D

    oh, and nice story, i dig it, very cool :D can't wait to see it on vh1.
  17. Sounds like the band I just quit. Our keyboardist is the laziest person--musician or otherwise--I've ever dealt with in my life.
  18. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    He's actually not TOTALLY off base with that line...but what changes is that when many people start to "go over" to jazz is that they start to become COMPLETELY BORED with playing Rock and Blues. At least, that's what happened to me and a lot of guys I still retain the ability to do it, you can still teach others to do it, but you start to fall alseep if you try to do it regularly because it's like reciting the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over...night after night.

    I say, GOOD RIDDANCE to Dancin' Dave, and good luck finding some folks who are a bit more up your alley.


    Better DURRL than never
  19. Comakazi


    May 3, 2001
    Midwest US
    Once again Durrl speaks the truth...
  20. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    I freakin' LOVE that song.