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Posted by greg on April 25, 2001 at 12:11:36:

Ok... I am sure this is a topic many of us are familar with, and I am looking
for some insight into how to handle the situation. I play in an original band,
the lead guitar player is the sole writer, some of the songs are very, very good
and areof the caliber to get radio play, and some of the songs are basically
just crap, loud, overdriven guitar solos, no changes, etc...here are the issues
i am dealing with.

1) When the drummer and I tell him that some of his songs just don't groove,
and that nobody wants to hear 5 minutes of a screeching guitar solo,
he doesnt listen.

2) His constant talk of making it drives us up a wall...

3) His constant complaints that we (me and the drummer) are not contributing
enough practice time (right now two nights a week for 3-4 hours), and that
we should be over there more are driving us up a wall. for the record, the
drummer and i work and have other responsibilites ranging from family to prior
musical commitmants, while the guitar player does nothing else but write and play,
and the singer is mentally ill and does not work so has all the free time in the world.

Bassically, the guy just does not listen, and does not realize the fact that
we are all in our 30's with other commitments in life...argghhhh...sorry guys,
but i just had to vent..


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