Getting old and Gigging

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  1. anitoli

    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Go Fuck Yourself.
     
  2. Giblespaul2001

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    You didn’t
     
  3. Giblespaul2001

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    Hold onto your hat.
    We got a live one here.
     
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    I didn’t mean to offend you.
     
  5. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    @Dmann was responding to @Sapient post not yours . I believe he agrees with your opinion as do I as an "older" rocker. I play cause I love it. No other reason. The fun stops, so do I . I can get laid at home.
     
  6. Dmann

    Dmann Well-Known Member

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    I think he quoted me by mistake? his response doesn't make sense to what I wrote imo.

    At any rate, posting an opinion, is just that. Choose to take it however you want, just realize when it becomes lashing out and hostile, no one wants to hear it.

    BTW, I'm 46. Been playing sine 13 and gigging since 15. I've played with groups of guys in thier 50s & 60s no problem. They all had same positive intentions, playing and putting on a show...... I learned so much from older players, it was amazing experiences, and I still do.

    The drummer in my current cover band is 62.

    I dated a 57 year old lady for a bit last year. It was great, I honestly had difficulty keeping up with her at times.

    So I'm not even sure what constitutes old anymore.

    Point is, if you project negatively, its what everyone with think about you. No one knows you inside. No one can read minds or feel your emotions. Add to not taking care of yourself and yea... ugly. Its harsh for some but this is truth. I used to be like that. You can change if you want to.
     
  7. Sapient

    Sapient Life Coach & Birthday       Planner Silver Supporting Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Fellas, I was only speaking to that one line spoken about getting a rush and high playing covers in a bar (usually). I never got "high" and I started to feel awkward ..too old to strut, so to speak. I'm only 50 but I'm keeping my good conscience. Maybe it's more of a rock and rock "getup" thing. It is only my opinion to say anyone 50+ strutting rock on stage looks funny. Now, stars like Keith, etc., etc., pull it off. They also pull off having 13 girlfriends without being labeled a pedophile too. I'm not comparing to that though.

    I stopped partly because of this but my awesome f'n MF'r mother f's may do as they please. :dude::drunk:
     
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  8. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I dont strut it but I have stage moves and I jump around and have fun. I think that comes across to the audience. I just do as I do.
    Maybe I look ridiculous, I dunno. As long as I enjoy myself!

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  9. Dmann

    Dmann Well-Known Member

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    People love that stuff man! That's awesome!
     
  10. Sapient

    Sapient Life Coach & Birthday       Planner Silver Supporting Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    As I've said before ...But you're Jethro Rocker!

    Not as cool as Keith ..but quite cool indeed.

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    I do apologize if I offended anyone too. It's more the way I feel personally.

    Rock on like you will never rock again. :metal:
     
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  11. Madfinger

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    It's in your head man. Nobody cares how old the band is kicking back on a weekend afternoon few drinks listening to tunes as long as the music is good. Now if you were starting your sets 10pm to a bunch of speed or mdma fueled ravers thats different but who wants to be there at our age. Sat or sunday arvo blues is a huge drawcard for pubs here in Aus. Covid exempt.
     
  12. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks! Not offended at all. Yes it might be more in your head. Many of the musicians touring with Elton John were older and they killed it! As an example

    Most sets here or that we play anywhere start at 9 or 10pm and we play the whole night so 3 one hr sets till 1 or 2 AM. Different crowd though not ravers.
     
  13. RCM 800

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    My bands have never had much stage presence, just not the way I am. Some bands can get away with it, we have. Some bands have great stage presence but suck musically. Some bands have the best of both worlds, big stage presence and great live music. I play because I love music, I play live because on those occasions you manage to make a connection with the audience its really wonderful and fun. The several times I have quit was because of band turmoil not because of burnout.
     
  14. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I guess I started out years ago with Rick Neilsen fro Cheap Trick as one of my biggest stage influences. Needless to say it's just what morphed into how I play. Even at practices. Once I start getting into it, stuff happens!
    Cheers
     
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    I am 56 soon to be 57 we have played around 20 shows this year, even with Covid in the mix of things that we call 2020. we don't really want to play more than that, but we all love what we do. that being said, we have 6 members in our band, so the load gets distributed almost fairly. otherwise, it would be a lot of extra work for just a couple guys.
     
  16. Madfinger

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    Yep night gigs you need to retain the energy & enthusiasm to channel into a crowd or you loose them imo.
     
  17. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Local pubs can be off and on here. The big annual show we do every June under a huge tent always has an enthusiastic
    crowd. Love it. It's infectious.

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    I am 39 and soon to be 76 after covid.
     
  19. Giblespaul2001

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    Well said my friend!
    And love the pictures!
     
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  20. Giblespaul2001

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    Just because your old or older don’t mean you have to be a “Shoe Gazer” on stage.


    That’s what we call it in these parts.
     

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