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rubyrose 24 Nov 2003 20:23

Been drinking & feeling down about the endless hours/years/time/money/apparent lack of opportunity etc one invests into original music. I love making music, but sometimes thoughts cross my mind regarding why and if it's all worth it.....especially when (and I know many do) you invest everything -regardless of the returns. Just wanting to hear thoughts and suggestions from other giging muso's re making music & giging the melb scene. Would we be missed if we stopped?
Love some cheering up!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


paulraygun 24 Nov 2003 21:54

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Gladys 26 Nov 2003 12:31

ohhh man - you got it bad. you gotta remember what you are doing it for. It sounds like you are doing it for the kids, or doing it to "make it" or something. I kjnow what you mean - sometimes I get like that. But then I ask myself: "Can I actually stop playing and making music?", and then I remember that if I do stop, I'll go nuts and throw the space-time continuum equalibrium out of sync and destroy the known universe. Seriously - I do it for 2 reasons: 1. If I don;t I go mental. 2. It's great fun and I love it. In short: I'm doing it all for me. ME ME ME. Very selfish - but hey - can anyone else out there claim they do it for some other reason?

The money? - pih! you better get that day job back
The fans? - wrong reason. Theyll turn on you with the change of the wind.
To deliver a message to the people? - run for prime minister.

Face it - the best you can ever do, no matter how big you get, is to have a blast. And you don't need international success to have that!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MrLoud 26 Nov 2003 14:31

Do it for yourself dude. If it makes you happy - Enjoy it for what it is - everything else is a bonus.
Its a dog lick dog ar$e industry and it's simply something we artists can't control, as unfortunate as it is we are only as good as next a&r person lets us be. The melb scene is very interesting, to say the least, but as long as you can sort the bullshiters out from people who genuinely appreciate talent - you can have a lot of fun.

Chin up - Volume Up - rock on.

Are you fulltime.?

PS: there's always kareoke!!! :)</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


pharisee 30 Nov 2003 11:50

Steve Jones said it best "I just turn up for the birds"</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Tupelo 1 Dec 2003 11:53

A tough one!
I know where your comin from. Gotta keep pluggin away. I mean, I do it cause I love the music, but I also wanna make something of it too. If you call that "Making It", then so be it, I wanna make it! Above all, believe in the music. If it gives YOU a buzz, continue. I recently resigned from a 10yr employment, and will cease working full time by early next year, with intention of giving this music thing a kick up the arse. I'll post something then!!!!!!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


willie 1 Dec 2003 12:13

I just quit my safe day gig, and it was a good one too. I understand the frustration with investing everything but I can only echo the sentiments of previous posts...

Actually playing/writing the music should be the greatest reward for you. If this is so, you'll find everything thing else is bearable. I personally can't wait to play with my band because it takes me away from all the industry shit. Yep, even a 100 strong crowd can lift your spirits...

Easy for me to say because I've got no kids - that's why I got a day gig in the first place, maybe something to fall back on after many reckless years of rock and roll.

Original music is hard hard work. Be proud to be giving it a shot. Cover bands would have no material if it wasn't for people like us.

One more thing - when you're feeling down, write a song about it - it will probably be great.

Peace.

Willie</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


quacksalver 18 Dec 2003 03:11

MrLoud - what a crock of shit!! "we are only as good as next a&r person lets us be" if that is your measure of success you are fucked. I have never read such bullshit in all my life. What qualifies you as somebody who can discern the bullshit from the talent ?? Is that not just a matter of opinion or have you engendered a sublimating force of music nazis to bend us to your will?? spew!!

Rubyrose...dude if you want a gauranteed income out of this industry, join a covers band, a christian band, become a session musician for the next Australian Idol series, write tv jingles or get a ceasar cut and learn some dance moves. OR............just play because you enjoy playing, write because you have to (and because you can) and perform because it gives you that sweet rush. A very good friend of mine recently said to me "if we start playing and the bar clears out....fuck them, we'll have just as much fun hurting that PA". And this is a guy who has played stadiums. 12 steps and none of them have anything to do with god!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


quacksalver 18 Dec 2003 03:13

PS Hell yes we would be missed. Just take a trip to Sydney and listen to the clink clink of the pokies.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


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