Not to sound like I'm striving to achieve rock star status or anything like it, because I'm not. Sure it would be pretty cool to be up on stage wailing out some rock n' roll to a stadium sized crowd, going on tours across the United States and other countries, and of course banging countless groupie sluts along the way. I'm not holding my breath for that to happen though. At this point, I think I am more suited to be a studio musician recoding soundtracks for movies, television programs, and beer commercials anyways. Yeah, beer commercials. There are groupie sluts for those too right?
If you've ever thought about picking up the guitar, or any instrument for that matter, there are a few things it might help you to know about before you dive right in and start blowing a bunch of money on another 'hobby' that goes nowhere. Creating music takes a lot of dedication, understanding, practice, and patience. Extra helpings of all four will make the learning experience much more enjoyable for you and those that have to hear you play. Especially those that have to hear you play.
Like I said, I'm not usually one to judge another person's talents or ability (unless they're arrogant when they play) no matter how bad they might sound. Having said that, I think this band definitely needs to practice more. Not just the guitarist, all of them! And by practice more I mean four-hour sets, seven days a week for two months straight before they step onto another stage.
Why they're all pickin' on the guitarist doesn't make much sense to me because they all could use a little (a lot) more practice, but I have wanted to do that to a few people I've jammed with before. It's usually the guy who gets too fucked up before the jam session to bother even trying to sound halfway decent. If you can't handle listening to the
Now that I think about it, I'd like to bitchslap that guy for having a mullet and sounding like shit. If you're gonna wear a fuckin' mullet while being in a band, you better shred it up or you're doing a disservice to the Mullet Musician Community, and that's just wrong on any level!
This whole post just reminded me of a motivational poster I saw over at GrouchyOldCripple about five years ago. It's as true and accurate as it gets when it comes to playing the guitar as far as I'm concerned...