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You ever feel bad?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by zeppfan90, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. zeppfan90


    Mar 27, 2013
    I use the word bad for lack of a better word. Anyway, when I see bands playing their own originals or amazing musicians making a living doing covers, and all these guys have more talent in their pinkies than a lot of mainstream music today. I watch them play and I'm thinking "man if only these people got noticed somehow." I just feel that way sometimes.
  2. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    You noticed them. That's a start.
  3. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    I feel that way about people i know and bands i am in all the time.
    Thats why im a huge fan of sites like reverbnation.
  4. tr4252


    May 27, 2013
    No, I see opportunities. You know they have talent, now if they have self discipline, good work ethics, are competent business men, connected, popular, and lucky, they just might make it!

  5. Space Pickle

    Space Pickle

    Apr 15, 2013
    There is no talent, only effort.
  6. Mainstream music listens to tainted focus groups and regurgitate the same crap every year.

    I feel sorry for the kids being packaged as stars and dumped the following year after their supernova has imploded;

    One hit wonders are now the rage.
  7. hsech

    hsech I'm not old, I'm just seasoned. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    A lot of times bands think they don't need effort because they think they have talent.
  8. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    Don't feel bad for me personally....but I get what you mean.
    I agree there are many musicians who should have made it big.

    Their biggest setback is:- they weren't Mouseketeers ....
  9. Robus


    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago Area
    We're living at the end of a musical era. The traditional rock band built around guitar and bass is on the way out. It's heading the way jazz and blues have gone already. In a generational it'll be as relevant as Ragtime or Dixieland.
  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    You ever feel bad?


    I don't feel bad because I tell them to go get a professional degree and a good career with a good salary, and retirement, and benefits. And I tell them that music is a great hobby but usually a bad career choice
  11. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    Wrong. Talent and effort both exist.
  12. So obvious a set-up for this meme:

  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Not really - it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that very few "make it".

    Get a good paying day job and make music for fun. Tough, but just keeping it real.
  14. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    That rarely happens. I've seen some pretty decent like local bands, and yes sure, better i guess than most mainstream stuff, but i think any band i've ever loved was at least moderately successful. Sometimes not as successful as they should maybe but fairly successful.

    Even without guitar and bass, it's still music. So i'm not sure how its the end of a "musical" era. Anyway, rock music (in its all encompassing definition) has just stagnated. It was bound to happen soon enough, its been the same instruments for decades and there's only so many things you can do with them. And that's including electronic music which is also stagnating. The only reason i think bass and guitar are maybe less popular than before is because it's easier to learn to make music with computers. I wish there were less of those traditionalist musicians around who feel that making music with computers is not music. This isnt 1980 anymore.
  15. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    There were a couple of bands out of Raleigh in the mid-90's that I just thought were absolutely phenomenal...would much rather see their show than play in mine. They were totally different genres but came from the same studio and producer. (Anyone in Raleigh remember Dag and Hipbone?) I still love their stuff, wish I had the voice and chops that Dag's Bobby Patterson has, but both bands are defunct, in the cutout bin and the members are playing crappy bar gigs if anything at all. Dag's drummer was an original member and co-writer for Nantucket so I think he gets a couple of RibFest gigs every once in a while, but...
  16. I never thought about feeling bad before.
    The business end of music can be pretty cold hearted.
    I'd bet a lot of us can play as good as at least some of the guys who made it but you have to be on the right path at the right time.
    Having a family I never got into anything that could pay the bills so I kept a day job and played covers on the side.
  17. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Now that's quite a lot of ifs, don't you think. Can't tell if serious.
  18. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    All of that, and maybe add "quite good looking" as that seems to be a requisite for being picked up by any commercial music today. Gotta look cool in the videos.
  19. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    :rollno: :scowl:

    Yes music rock has stagnated because all the bands use pretty boys to play acoustic guitar and snivel into their mics while I've seen young teenage boys play outstanding Jimi Hendrix solos on Youtube. And it doesn't help that the music industry business wants to "dumb down" the music to repretitive lines and cheerleader dancing. What a sad state. I hope the young people that are working on learning their instrument still offer hope for a renisiance of true music again in the future. Long Live Rock and Roll!:bassist:
  20. TreySonagras


    Aug 11, 2013
    It seems like the only young artists that stay in the limelight are the ones that do something controversial in their personal lives. Their music isn't enough to sustain their popularity so they have to "act a fool" to get attention.