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Re: Vinyl vs. CD.
8/20/2012 7:14 PM
Dave Magaro (21101) wrote:
See rule #8:
RULE 1: Stay within your limits. I don’t care what a musician does… coke, heroin, drinking, whores, whatever floats your boat. Regardless of what you do you better be able to play.
RULE 2: Never cancel a gig that you can play. Unless you a physical incapable of doing it you better be there!
RULE 3: Never have sex with your band members current or Ex-girlfriend/wife. A current wife/girlfriend is something that should go without saying. Women want to get back at their ex. If you are in a band there is no greater revenge for a woman than to take down one of your band mates. She doesn’t really want you, she just wants to get back at him. Don’t fall into this! There are far too many women running around the planet to be having sex with one of your band members Ex’s.
RULE 4: Don’t let women come between the band. Women are great helping out bands! Let them help, but never EVER let them on the inside.
RULE 5: Don’t cancel practice without a good reason. Don’t call off practice because you don’t feel like going. If you are sick, hurt, have a family crisis that’s fine. But, you don’t cancel because you just don’t feel like going. I look at it like this: I don’t get paid for gigs, those I play for free. What I get paid for is the practice it took to do the gigs. View practice like that and it will be a lot easier to take. I hate it too but it’s a necessary evil.
RULE 6: Come to practice prepared. Having perfect attendance at practice does no good if you don’t come prepared. If you were supposed to learn a song then LEARN the song. Your time is not more valuable than your fellow band member’s time. Don’t waste their time!
RULE 7: Don’t bring people to band practice. Unless otherwise stated by your band leave your friends, family, significant other, etc. at home. Band practice is for the band.
RULE 8: The sum is greater than the individual. What this means is check your ego at the door! Try to remember you are a piece of something bigger than yourself. Ask what is best for the band, not what is best for you.
RULE 9: Be a professional. From practice to performance and all points in between. Don’t expect to be treated like one if you are not going to act like one.
RULE 10: Don’t hold your fellow band mates to a higher standard than yourself. The members of your band are human and so are you. Humans make mistakes. Striving for perfection is a wonderful thing. Achieving it is impossible. Understanding that simple philosophy will help you avoid unnecessary conflict between members.
I have found that these rules I wrote cover pretty much everything with a band. All you need to do is ask if CD or vinyl is in the best interest of the band. A CD is in the best interest so work on a CD.