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Re: All musicians unite! - The Musicians Chat Thread
« Reply #1715 on: July 31, 2017, 05:59:00 PM »
^ Huge fan of the new album, I've just bought it & I'm downloading it now.  :tup

The only criticism I have it that it seems to drag on a lot in the 2nd half. I'd suggest maybe taking the best ideas from each song from the final quarter (apart from CK9) & putting it into one song so it flows better for the whole album.

Favourite tracks: That's A Nice Bike, Strange Things, Do You Remember, CK9
Wow we're super stoked you like it! Also, I appreciate the feedback. This album was extremely experimental in that we were really trying to craft a sound (as pretentious as that might sound). Also, we really wanted to cram the album as much as we could so we had a lot of material to choose from when we finally start gigging. There aren't really any plans to deliberately do that again, unless the story calls for it. Anyways, thanks so much for the support and for buying the album. It means a lot. <3

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« Reply #1716 on: August 23, 2017, 12:22:33 AM »
Hey guys, I've got something new for ya! I just released my first instrumental solo guitar album! I wrote, arranged, recorded, and mixed everything, as well as played (and programmed) all of the instruments. My buddy (and Bloodhound bandmate, Tyler) mastered it for me. Would mean a lot if you guys would check this out as well. It's definitely not as long as the last Bloodhound album!

https://codymckenna.bandcamp.com/album/the-circle-of-wonders-i-welcome-to-the-circle

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« Reply #1717 on: October 09, 2017, 09:40:20 AM »
Had to let go our bassist, who replaced our former bassist in what was a total shitshow of a breakup three years ago.

Sucks, but he was one of those passive aggressive personalities. He had a strong vision of what the band should be, but he had no desire to lead us in that direction through anything other than arguments in the band group text.

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« Reply #1718 on: October 22, 2017, 11:10:42 AM »
Had to let go our bassist, who replaced our former bassist in what was a total shitshow of a breakup three years ago.

Sucks, but he was one of those passive aggressive personalities. He had a strong vision of what the band should be, but he had no desire to lead us in that direction through anything other than arguments in the band group text.
Losing members is the worst. One time one of my bands had to kick out our singer. We weren't sure how to break it to him, so we looked up "ways to break up with a girl" online cause we though the situation would be similar. hahahaha. It said that doing it in a public place was a good idea so they don't make a scene, so we took him to poquito mas. Terrible idea. As we were in the middle of this conversation, they were calling our orders, so we'd be right in the middle of this intense thing - he's begging us to give him another chance (a 5th chance at this point), we're trying to explain to him why we can't do that, and then "NUMBER 21!", and one of us would be like "Oh, just a sec" and then get up to get our food, while he's just sitting there about to cry.  :lol :lol :lol
It was awful. hahaha.

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« Reply #1719 on: October 26, 2017, 02:39:33 PM »
Hey guys, I've got something new for ya! I just released my first instrumental solo guitar album! I wrote, arranged, recorded, and mixed everything, as well as played (and programmed) all of the instruments. My buddy (and Bloodhound bandmate, Tyler) mastered it for me. Would mean a lot if you guys would check this out as well. It's definitely not as long as the last Bloodhound album!

https://codymckenna.bandcamp.com/album/the-circle-of-wonders-i-welcome-to-the-circle

Hey I took a listen to this, and I enjoyed it. You're quite talented. I really like the expressiveness you have over your lead playing; you make the guitar sing. The way you've layered the parts is also interesting and keeps the listener engaged. You've definitely put some thought into them. There's also a great mesh of rock genres in play here, without straying too far into any one.

I would say I liked the second half of the album better and my favorite tracks would be Fragile, McFly and The Circle.

Would be interested in hearing a follow up album for sure.

Were the drums programmed? I thought so from the sound of it, but I could be wrong.

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Re: All musicians unite! - The Musicians Chat Thread
« Reply #1720 on: October 26, 2017, 05:45:56 PM »
Hey guys, I've got something new for ya! I just released my first instrumental solo guitar album! I wrote, arranged, recorded, and mixed everything, as well as played (and programmed) all of the instruments. My buddy (and Bloodhound bandmate, Tyler) mastered it for me. Would mean a lot if you guys would check this out as well. It's definitely not as long as the last Bloodhound album!

https://codymckenna.bandcamp.com/album/the-circle-of-wonders-i-welcome-to-the-circle

Hey I took a listen to this, and I enjoyed it. You're quite talented. I really like the expressiveness you have over your lead playing; you make the guitar sing. The way you've layered the parts is also interesting and keeps the listener engaged. You've definitely put some thought into them. There's also a great mesh of rock genres in play here, without straying too far into any one.

I would say I liked the second half of the album better and my favorite tracks would be Fragile, McFly and The Circle.

Would be interested in hearing a follow up album for sure.

Were the drums programmed? I thought so from the sound of it, but I could be wrong.
Hey thanks for listening! You're actually the first person ever to give me feedback on this (other than a couple of friends), so I'm super relieved it's positive. haha. Thanks so much for the kindness. And yes, the drums are programmed. It's funny, because a lot of my friends were fooled. Not you though! Good ear.  ;)

Anyways, thanks again for listening. It means a lot.

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Re: All musicians unite! - The Musicians Chat Thread
« Reply #1721 on: November 13, 2017, 12:32:26 AM »
We uploaded a new song. It's meant to be a stand alone single. It's definitely our most radio-friendly song. It relates to the concept much like the entirety of our last album did - that is, it's supposed to be a song written BY the main character instead of the normalcy of it being a song ABOUT the main character.

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« Reply #1722 on: December 19, 2017, 12:34:06 AM »
Got kicked from the band because I asked for weekend rehearsals, or nearer to me, since I couldn't handle physically anymore to drive through the night, picking up and dropping the singer, sleeping 3 hours before returning to work at 7am.
Had a pathetic chat with the drummer/funder, and the other two didn't even bother to send me a bye via messenger.

I wonder what I'll play next and when I'll be able to play live again, cause it's gonna miss me fast !

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« Reply #1723 on: December 19, 2017, 07:22:33 AM »
That sucks.  You asked for some kind of reasonable accomodations, and they kicked you out?  It sounds like you might be better off without them.  It sucks not having a band when you want to play, but being in a band shouldn't cause more pain than joy.

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« Reply #1724 on: December 20, 2017, 02:50:01 AM »
The drummer told me if I couldn't rehearse at his home on weekdays each week, it couldn't be possible anymore.
I can understand a part of the issue, but i've been dumped like poop and the two others just ignored me, it hurts a little, but I'm better without them.
Btw it was a mise tribute and never understood the need to rehearse every week

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« Reply #1725 on: December 20, 2017, 08:12:45 AM »
Yeah, that hurts.  But fuck them, obviously if they care this little about a band member, the band was not going to succeed.

Playing in bands once you get older, out of school and whatever, is really different from playing with friends in someone's garage or basement when you're growing up.  You're all friends first, or maybe someone is a friend of a friend, but you get tight personally if you weren't already, and that helps overcome a lot of other issues (like not actually being very good!)  The band is an important part of your life, but that's partly because you're young and there isn't a whole lot else in your life that could actually be important.  (School?  Ha!)

The band I'm in now was formed via Internet and word-of-mouth.  None of us in the current band knew any of the others before joining.  When we get together to rehearse, or even to play a gig, it's much more like a project team at work.  We know our jobs, we do them well, everyone wins.  But we're not tight on a personal level.  Occassionally two or three of us will meet at a bar to check out local competition, but we don't get together for dinner with our spouses, or social events or anything.  I've known our band leader for four years now, the drummer and bassist for three, and I don't know if I consider them "friends".  They're more like co-workers who I get along with really well.  We'll grab lunch together after a meeting if the timing works out, but that's about it.

Band members have come and gone over the years.  Some I'm still friends with (one anyway, the singer who originally got me into the band and was a friend first), some I would have wanted to stay friends with but they chose to cut ties, and some I was happy to see gone.  Some of the ones who I was happy to see out of the band are still Facebook friends, which is weird.

I'm not sure what my point was anymore, but what the hell, this is the chat thread.  Blab blab blab.

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« Reply #1726 on: December 20, 2017, 10:44:21 AM »
Thanks for the kind words, you're obviously the voice of wisdom and it's a pleasure to have someone to talk about it.

I had several bars and pubs bands from 15 to 24 years old, that was my first tribute and I'm now 36.

I think several mistakes have been made and they are too stupid for this chat to happen with them.
The drummer waited with his classified searching for members, I met him in the end of 2015.
We worked loads of song every wednesday evening having loads of fun and I was getting home around 11pm.
Summer 2016 we meet a bassist and this guy became a friend, can play anything with some serious touch, while dancing like crazy.
Later on we get a keyboardist and average singer.
We redo the list of songs and work.
I grab the singer in town, forcing me to hurry after work and get home near 0h30, my mistake because he decided it was not possible for him to grab me because I am living farther on the road than him, Hello I'm uber.
I did this for a year and in june and july we had some live venues. I was happy because it was three loud outdoors venues with a good big crowd that appreciated the show, plus we got some money.

There we go downhill :
-we met a fantastic singer that auditionned with us, the drummer declined because the keyboardist threatened to leave if he stopped lead singing
-the bassist left the town so we got a new one that is weak technically
Summer comes and we stopped rehearsing

September I ask for a change of rehearsal times, we discuss the small possobilities and do it 3 times.
Until november the drummer asked me several time to go back to wednesday and fuck my life.
Then we rehearse with 6 new songs we all worked and we are rather happy.

The morning after I receive a mail from the drummer that kicks me because the fact I can't rehearse at night in weeks is driving him crazy and puts his family life in danger.
Then an epitaph on fb messenger, the two others don't bother to talk, and the day after I'm kicked everywhere.

On a side note, he updated his classified 10 days before the rehearsal so I'm not stupid, but the hypocrisis of making me work the songs for nothing and playing comedy is so weak of them.

I got the weekend after at the drummer's to get my stuff back, including my jamhub silent rehearsal, that he didn't miss to tell he was going to miss it and needed a solution to replace it.

I left this band as a prince, with a little money, good memories and no regret.

Without ego issue, I'll just add that I was the only current member with the technical level needed, and I which my future band will be stimulating for my playing quality and raise me up :)

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« Reply #1727 on: December 20, 2017, 12:02:29 PM »
Good for you.  Every musical experience is unique, and thus has something you can learn from.  We all grow as musicians from every gig we play, every time we jam, every time we rehearse.  They still acted pretty shitty toward you and you have every right to be pissed, but if you can walk away from this experience with a smile on your face, and a bit wiser, then you'll be fine.

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« Reply #1728 on: December 21, 2017, 03:47:23 AM »
Band drama is tiring. A guy in my band and one of my closest personal friends recently slept with the girl that he knew that I liked. More of a sit-com drama situation there but still just makes you tired.
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