I'm a fool
April 19, 2010 8:40 AM Subscribe
Hey, I got a really stupid problem. I really really want to play in a band, but I never have and don't know if I'd make a fool of myself.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (12 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Hey what's up guys..
So this is a pretty nerdy question. I know.. Well about 13 years ago.. when I was like 23 or so I wanted to play guitar and all that. Impress the girls ;) I had a decent job so I was those guys who bought a $1000 guitar only to play No Doubt all day. And always hit a wrong note about 1/3 of the way into the song.
I just didn't have that "I'm in a band" kind of thing about me. I was so average. So I just stayed a bedroom player.. and admired others for what they could do. I mean, I just love music.. and I have this alto-ego of me who's a badass player, so while I'm driving I'm listening loud and have these long fantasies it's me playing.
I kinda gave it up.. my martin acoustic gathered dust.. I kinda didn't like guitar. Can't explain it.
Then about 6 months ago.. my older sister, who's in her 40's.. said, hey I got some drums. There's a bass .. and next thing I know I'm jamming with her, and something about the bass just struck me naturally. I guess, all those years what I was doing on the guitar was really playing basslines.. all the walking basslines on the minor pentatonic (just tryin to sound cool here ;P).. my style was more fitting for bass. And this I discovered while playin w/ my sis on drums.
She couldn't grasp it, so gave up, but I continued on my own, practicing.. even getting one warning from a neighbor playin too loud ;P
(I did something "punk" woooo)
So now, all I gotta do is meet some people. Hopefully people who are like 'friends'. I don't want to go look on craigslist and even try. If I look stupid or feel dumb I'll hate myself and give it up and go shoot myself.
I wish there was like a .. pay $20 and play in a temporary band kind of thing at the mall. Something easy.. where I can just do it just to get that feeling of being on a stage with 3 other people and so I can know whether I can handle it or not.
Does anyone know is there anything like that? I'm kinda afraid of the open mic things too. I know of a club here but
I mean.. it's like... "LA".. the indie hipsters..
I want to try first with something cheesy. Maybe even kids. Teens.. I don't know.