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Re: Dealing with crazy social expectations

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:31 pm
by robert1255030
It's a sign of the times. I'm for the most part a redneck farmer clutching my gun and Bible, so most musicians don't like me, even though I sing, play bass, play harmonica, write my own music, and have a CD to my credit. To be honest, I don't give a sh*t if I'm not in a live band or not. I know how to record an Indie CD, PROFESSIONALLY, hiring PRO studio musicians to fill in the parts I can't myself.
If somebody doesn't want to partake in a band with me it's THEIR loss, not mine.

Re: Dealing with crazy social expectations

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:15 pm
by GuitarMikeB
Hey, FBob! Your situation, though, is a bit different - you're not pursuing a live playing situation actively. When you are, you need to be open to keeping your own opinions/beliefs in check to avoid buttonholing oneself and losing opportunities.

Re: Dealing with crazy social expectations

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:50 pm
by BestGuitarist
Well at least you dont have to bring your own personalized Christmas motif decorated tip jar to the gig..as it looks like I will have to do..talk about crazy social expectations :cry:

Re: Dealing with crazy social expectations

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:10 pm
by Planetguy
nothing to stress over. I've always had the best luck using some humor with tip jar decorations. this one has done very well over the yrs.

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my other tip jar says 401K Plan on it.

Re: Dealing with crazy social expectations

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:47 pm
by Cajundaddy
Our band is an interesting mix with a far right retired LEO, Mormon lawyer, moderate Evangelical business owner, and far Left Atheist music teacher. Out of all these differences we find we have more in common to share through music than the differences divide. We firmly check religion and politics at the door and everyone is entitled to their beliefs, just keep them to your own damn self. If someone gets on a soap box and starts getting political, we turn up the amps and turn down his mic.

Zappa said it best: "Shut up and play your guitar"

Re: Dealing with crazy social expectations

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:21 pm
by sanshouheil
Everyone serves . . .
Independence is the illusion.
Even to not choose is a choice.

That makes it very simple from my perspective.