Craigslist... Beatin' The Odds

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  1. Moose Lewis

    Moose Lewis Well-Known Member

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    How many times have you heard it's useless to advertise for band/members on CL? Ever had any luck? Until now, I never did - but when I go hunting for band members I'll do anything from posting flyers to auditioning for other bands to find the right people.

    This time we struck gold and found a kindred spirit with a great attitude and the chops to keep us tight without relying upon our studio sampled drums (or me having to play them). We are finally a solid 3 for live performances with our new found drummer (who plays a bangin' tight vintage solid maple Ludwig kit), and prepping for a blitz next Spring. Woo-hooo!

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    I love it when a plan comes together. Got any GOOD CL stories? :D
    :cheers: Cheers!
    http://www.thegarm.com/mjk/Your Eyes.mp3
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmhkOiWGSfM]Molly Hatchet - Beatin' the Odds - YouTube[/ame]

    :hbang::hbang:
     
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  3. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer Forum Support Spec. Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Hey Moose - that's a really great guitar tone. What are you using that gets you that boxy sound? Sounds like an old PAF Les Paul through a small combo, not dissimilar to some of Bad Company's stuff, but yours is more pronounced. Also I really dig your playing style - kind of a mid-late '70s blues/rock vibe.

    Opinions are like assholes and everyone's got one, so here's mine:
    Excellent song, but there's a lot of empty space. Seems like it could use some counter-rhythms in the background, like strings to create build-ups between sections. You could use clean guitar parts to or whatever, even a [slight] amount of tambourine (I know, I know, but if used subtly it can be very effective). Just fill in the empty space with a counter rhythm.
     
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    Thanks for the opinion and suggestions. All likely good advice. That's a down'n'dirty demo. We track 'em first to work from for personal practice while the arrangement develops further - but I am going for a 3 pc format that can be reproduced live, and do like open-ness in arrangements. Until around the mid-80s, I had a tendency to over-arrange and over-play everything. Now I'm more relaxed. ;)

    That was a Jr. with P90's run straight through an Egnater Tweaker 15 (with 6P3S power tubes) into a 4x12 cab with Greenbacks; mic'd with a Sennheiser MD 409 into a Presonus ADL 600 preamp. Was going for a loose sound kinda like Free - Alright Now guitar (even tho that was done on an LP with humbuckers). And yeah - that was the era I was rockin' hard 7 days a week. Oiy!

    Glad it evoked a response. Always... thanks, Vin. Oh - and I still love tambourines and cowbells. :D
    See what you think of this one: http://www.thegarm.com/mjk/Zone Trooper.mp3
    (Yet another Peter Gunn borrow... def demo)
    :cheers: Cheers!
     
  5. scat7s

    scat7s New Member VIP Member

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    my last band was built from craigslist.

    we had a good run. about 3 yrs or so I think...and I still hang with the drummer and guitar player. actually, theyre probably the best buds ive made in yrs...

    I think that may have been my one craigslist credit though, aside from them, its been all zeros as far as anything coming to fruition.
     
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    In Phoenix everyone used the New Times newspaper. It was like a local Rolling Stones magazine. It has a huge circulation. We advertised several times for drummers and bass players. I'm glad to say we did find a bass player and drummer that came from another project and I played with them for seven years.

    Sometimes you get lucky Moose.
     
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    Moose Lewis Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that what we're all counting on, Marty? ;) :D :cool:
    :cheers: Cheers!

    BTW: Life is good with a live drummer. Just finished rehearsals for a party on the mountain this weekend. Floatin'.
     
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    I'd have better luck finding musicians at Taco Bell than on CL here,total joke/waste of time!
     
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    Really? In the Denver metro area?
     
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    So far nothing positive for me. A couple really cool guys that I had no musical interest in and vice versa... The rest have been like shopping at Dipshits-R-Us.
     
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    Yep. Best way to find quality musicians is to go to a club to check out who can actually play and steal them away from the band they're in!Been doing that for many many years
     

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