- Oct 12, 2019
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Ok so I finally had the chance to get together with my friend last night to do a rehearsal with a bass player he knows. My friend plays guitar and occasionally fills in on some of my gigs. I normally don’t rehearse unless there is a pending gig as my life is constantly busy with work and family. Regardless, I agree to this practice and as always show up ahead of time excited and ready to go. Upon arrival, nothing (PA) is even ready to go (Red Flag). I ask my guitarist about the whereabouts of the bassist. He says “ I haven’t heard from him all day”. Now, my patience is starting to run a bit thin because I loaded/unloaded my equipment already and ready to go. He finally calls him and is on the phone with him for 30 minutes giving him step by step directions. Practice was scheduled for 7PM At this point I was ready to pack it up. 745 he shows up, nice guy pro equipment but no cords. Unbelievable!!! We end up running his bass thru my guitarist’s PA (Which after 5 yrs of owning it still can’t operate it) and barely get a mix going. To top it off we start doing tunes that are not even part of our regular set list. FWIW, this is a poor way for everyone to try and be comfortable with each other. Anyway, 9PM and a dozen songs later and we’re done. I honestly couldn’t wait to get home. I guess the older the get the less tolerance I have for players who don’t understand what being “professional” is about. It also keeps me from gigging out with these types of people as they appear to have no desire to actually gig out and prefer to just have jam sessions. Ok rant over anyone have similar situations?