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AC/DC said it best: It's a long way to the top, if you want to rock 'n' roll. If you're not familiar with that track you should check it out, or at least Google the lyrics. Or find the YouTube video that has both the song and the lyrics, and possibly a slideshow of still frame images showing pictures of the band at various concerts and photoshoots and on magazine covers etc., so that way you get the best of both worlds. Whatever. The point remains- it's not as easy as people think. Every band who has been together long enough has stories, and most of them are of the "You won't believe what happened to us one time when [insert bad thing]" variety. So, what am I about to complain about? Nothing, really. We have finally finished our first real studio recording, we played this biggest show of our lives last Friday, and we got our song on the radio! I should be on top of the world right now, right? And I am psyched, truly. All of that is tremendous, and I know just how blessed we are as a band to have had such successes. But (there's always a "but") the price you pay for your success is the glimpse of the next level. The level you know you aren't at yet. The level you know you're going to have to work hard to achieve. I watched Lit and Buckcherry stand on the same stage I had just been on and give that crowd a totally different experience. It was educational. I want to give that crowd that experience. I have a few ideas how, but it's going to take work. Why is my band worth listening to? I think it's because we're willing to look at the things we can do better, and actually try and make those changes happen. Part of that is due to my compulsive need to analyze and improve, and remedy deficiencies. but the other part is from the fact that we truly love music. We love making it, and we want to make it well. More than that- we want to make it the best that we possibly can. Stick around guys- it's a long way to the top, but we're climbing.
Seriously, Google the AC/DC track. 1:25 -- BAGPIPES!!!!!
Couldn't agree more Seb. If you work a full time job and try to balance a serious group that tours, has merch, and professionally records, it's not very easy to maintain. I hate the feeling of playing a big show, and the lull that occurs after when you have to go back to work, instead hopping on a tour bus or plane and heading to the next city. Always looking up, but that keeps us hungry. We'll get there buddy, and even if we don't, I don't regret a single second of it. Music is a gift in itself, and if you possess real talent to express yourself musically, I feel you have a duty to share it with everyone you can. I've played shows in basements for 20 people that trumped playing Toad's Place, and it's those experiences that keep us going. We can't wait to play with you guys, 5 days man!
Dog Is Kick Ass Man. I want to hear it Live.
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