Posted by Ben on January 11, 2000 at 11:34:13:
In Reply to: who I am posted by Brock on January 11, 2000 at 09:39:54:
Yeah, that's nice. I suppose that I just won't measure up until I stop playing those stuffy Bach inventions in my lame-ass classical duo and really start "ROCKIN'"! Sorry, man. Oh, and I didn't realize that my trio that plays mostly Thel. Monk and Bird wasn't worthy of "RESPECT". My mistake.
The truth is, being in a band that plays the music of one, or maybe two popular groups forces you to stretch in many ways. I played in a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band for a few months, and the time that I invested examining and learning those bass lines was very beneficial for me.
Who cares if I get respect from you? Who are you? Even if I were the most "original" bassist around, I probably wouldn't get your respect. Maybe you're looking at the glitz surrounding YOUR view of tribute bands. Try seeing someone elses view point.
I agree that it is important for people to write their own material, and play it live. And it may not be the hugest audience, but yes, it is important.
Just please don't judge what I do (or have done) without taking the time to try it out.
You seem like a smart person. I hope that you don't hate my guts, but your statements upset, and, frankly offended me. Think about it, and tell me what you come up with.
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