Tired of the Same Old Sh*t? Always being asked to play crappy covers? You used to play in a band but stopped gigging a few years ago? You're tired of playing in your bedroom?
Well, here's your chance to change all of that.
I'm a bass player (but that doesn't mean that I'm not interested in you if you're a bass player, so keep reading). And I've been writing and arranging some songs recently, and would love to play them with a bunch of musicians that are not ass-holes, and now how to play with dynamics and feeling. If you're a super-fast shredder, that OK, but you'll need to understand the beauty of playing the spaces in between. Who was it that said that it's not the notes you play but the ones you don't. Miles, I think.
Anyway - I'm an older white guy, and I've played bass in a gazillion rock bands over the years, mainly in NYC but also in my native England. I firmly believe that being in the rehearsal room, and on stage, with people I like is way more important than chops. Chemistry will create more magic than playing a zillion notes.
I don't care how old you are, what your skin looks like, what sex you are, or any of that stuff. I'm looking for a core group of people who'd be interested in forming a band with the intention of playing live. Drums, guitars, keyboards, violin, uke, whatever. Even bass. If I find the right group of people, I'll just sing and let you all play.
Don't expect to make much money. There's no money in original music. We'll be lucky if our rehearsal costs are met. (Do rehearsal rooms even exist in Albany? I'll confess that I don't know. We can always rehearse at my house outside of Albany.)
I'm a flaming liberal, so if you voted for George Bush, we're not going to get along. (Sounds like an internet dating profile, doesn't it, and in a way, I suppose it is!) That said, I hate ALL politicians, almost without exception. And some of my songs are likely to touch on this subject. If this bothers you, please form your own band.
By the way, I like pop songs. Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello are two who come to mind. I don't like drum solos, guitar solos that last more than two times around, and bass solos. Especially bass solos. Unless you're Mark King or Larry Graham.
So tell me something about yourself. What you've done, if anything. What you're interested in getting into. I'd like to be ready to gig by the New Year, maybe sooner.