our gibson sg takes a break at polson
its a comment u hear often in this digital age. not only have we said a few times but we’ve also fallen victim to it many more.
“sorry we missed yer jam“
yer band needs a member so u post online & get a few emails. u write back & forth for a bit(vetting the emails along the way) & firm up a jam & then that person doesn’t show. most times there is no reason given & u never hear from that person again. if u are lucky the noshow writes u to either resked or say not interested. its a painful & sometimes frustrating process.
one group of guys we love to jam with fell victim to this very thing this past week. its not our first time having this happen to this particular group so we were prepared to jam either way & had a helluva great time regardless. that speaks volumes to how many times this has happened to us that we are ready to rock out a good time even if the singer is a noshow. its just that this incident in particular was soooo disappointing to us personally. usually the cloak of the internet can give the noshow a bit of a cover & we have no recourse. this time though, the noshow is best buddies of a longtime jam buddy of ours. on this count alone we won’t be letting this one in particular “noshow with no contact” just slip away. we will be letting this dood know(using various methods hehe) that his good life long buddy is a major doofus & then some. getting the hopes up (even though we do not keep them not that high) of bandmates/fellow musicians is just plain wrong. to do that to fellow musicians is just not fair to every1 out there trying to make good things happen.
that is why on the times we’ve had to miss meetup jams, we write back or get in contact the day of. there are indeed so many great ideas & great bands out there but only so much time. if only we didn’t have to work for a living & could concentrate on just music, life would a grand. we get that & we are sure we are not the only ones out there with that same feeling. just be respectful & get in touch the day of. trust us, the feeling of not knowing a “noshow” is happening is better than wondering if noshow will show at any point during a jam & just leaves a bitter taste afterwards.
having said all that, we’ll put out there that our mates that love to casually jam are still looking for a singer/2nd guitarist. here’s what we write to prospects. if u read this & it speaks to you or someone u know in the gta, apply within.
BAND COULD USE A SINGER/GUITARIST
we get together with a few guys every so often for a jam. we effort once a month. sometimes its less, sometimes its more depending on our skeds. anywho, we just play and have fun while doing it. we don’t have a singer/2nd guitarist nor do we have any great plans for world domination. its just a fun thing that might lead to something one day.
here’s the setlist. if you wanna come out, you can suggest some songs as well. we are easy going that way too.
Weezer – Say it ain’t so, El Scorcho, Hash Pipe
Pixies: Wave of Mutilation, Monkey Gone to Heaven, Gauge Away, Subbacultcha, UMass, Where is my Mind, Here Comes Your Man, Cactus
David Bowie: Suffragate City
Joy Division: Transmission, Love will tear us apart, She’s Lost Control
Rolling Stones: Brown Sugar
The Cure: Boys Dont Cry, Just like Heaven
Neil Young: Like a Hurricane
Sublime: Badfish, Santeria, Smoke 2 Joints
Police: Message in a bottle
CCR: Fortunate Son
Kings of Leon: Red Morning Light
Clash: Brand New Cadillac
Various Nirvana songs
Various medleys of classic rock songs