Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Legend of the Rent is Way Hardcore!

I auditioned to be second guitarist in a Heavy Metal band today. The guy said it would be a few weeks before they got back to me because they have the "core" band together and want to get some songs completed before bringing in more musicians. They seem very serious and motivated. Most of them play in other bands as well.

I don't know if I impressed them. The guy just said, "Play. Only original stuff." Which was good for me, because that's about all I play anyhow. The only time he seemed impressed was when I tuned my guitar: "Wow. You can tune a guitar." I looked at him trying to figure out if he was being sarcastic and he explained, "You would be surprised how many guitar players can't tune their guitars."

Aside from that he said, "Well, you can play." He explained that a lot of guys show up to audition with really expensive gear but can barely play a note. It was a short notice thing for me so I played pretty sloppy. I didn't have a guitar pick. But I think my strength is my interesting songs rather than the technical precision with which I play them.

He said he would call me and two other guitar players in to listen to the songs they write a few weeks from now and then we would see if we thought we belonged in the band and compete for the spot. I'll keep you posted.

3 comments:

Alpha said...

A memory sparked in my brain...did you used to have a "band" in DJ? I remember hearing drums now.

Native Minnow said...

When you're rich and famous can I hang out with your groupies?

flieswithoutwings said...

Yes, we used to play in DJ. It wasn't much of a band though.

I'm not sure what kind of girls still listen to Metallica but I'm imagining girls with big hairdos and stone washed jeans. I will be happy to introduce you, Minnow, to as many as I come across.

As with everything I do: I'm not really expecting much out of this but I will give it a shot.