- Aug 7, 2005
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I am occasionally the best musician in my car.
Not sure what exactly you're saying, but back when I was a kid I half aspired to be an arranger. Then as now I couldn't write an original song to save my life, but I've always thought that I have a good sense for how songs are put together, so to speak.Technically, no. Knowledge of theory, no. My ear for production, yes. We all have our pros and cons, but without them all, we wouldnt be doing what were doing either. The melodies get written by our piano player/singer and we all put in our two cents, and build the songs. Create our parts, create harmonies, bridges etc...I tend to come up with many of the changes, and create the direction of the songs, if that makes any sense. Were all equal, and the chemistry is working finally after multiple changes in members.
Yes & no. Sometimes it’s very obvious and there should be no guilt in saying it. The only thing I’d say with that is you should probably leave the band if it’s true.I can’t imagine artistic greatness resulting from one who puts himself above any of the musicians he’s traveling through the creative process with.
One of the more important ingredients in the soup of artisan integrity is a healthy dose of humbleness.
... of course, this doesn’t apply to the keyboardist ... we are all much better than that guy.
I completely disagree. Vice Versa, IMO. I would MUCH rather have an average drummer (chops wise) that can keep solid time with killer other players than a killer drummer with average other musicians. But who am I to argue with Buddy
And, yet, judging by the company you keep, you are definitely a bad ass!Definitely not!
- The sax player was a high school band director his entire working career (he taught James Kottack; says he was a better trumpet player than drummer).
- The guitar player was a professional studio musician in his younger days.
- The keyboards player owned a music shop for many years and now owns an a/v shop.
- The bass player played with Steve Earle at one point.
- The lead singer sang with the city's most popular corporate event band for more than 30 years.
At 64 years old I'm the youngster in this band and still have a way to go to catch up to everyone else.