When you’re onstage with an electric band going through a massive P.A. system, it’s very artificial. You can’t really hear your own voice as it comes out of your mouth.
The first band I identified with from Chicago was the Muddy Waters band.
Yes was without a singer at that point, cause they were doing ABWH, so you had ABWH, and then you had the 90125 band without a singer.
So when bands work with me and it’s 10 o’clock, usually you’d have to be getting out of the studio, we could go on until 2 in the morning cause it’s my place!
So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer, a big band jazzer guy.
I definitely grew up on a lot of American bands. I didn’t really know that there were any decent Australian bands until I was around 20.
Some of the best trades come when everyone gets very panicky. The crowd can often act very stupidly in the markets. You can picture price fluctuations around an equilibrium level as a rubber band being stretched — if it gets pulled too far, eventually it will snap back. As a short-term trader, I try to wait until the rubber band is stretched to its extreme point.
If I could be in any band, I think it would have to be The Beatles. That would have been a lot of fun.
If you’re a good band then the filter of the band is pretty strong.
I’m glad I was never in a band.
I think it’s really hard being in a boy band. There’s a lot of dynamics.
I dropped out of college when I was 18 to be in a band.
It’s always been my dream to be on the stage with my band, singing my music. That’s always been, and always will be.
See, I never wrote arrangements for the band for Judy Garland; I did strictly special material, special lyrics, put together all of her medleys.
I can’t believe we’ve got away with becoming this huge band. And we still haven’t done anything I think is that good yet.
Being such a big band is never a problem but it can be distracting.
It’s more egalitarian on the Internet – anyone can put anything up. But in terms of the money it takes to allow a band to get good, there’s less of it to invest.
I get a chance to see new bands and new music. I’ve seen a lot of amazing local bands, bands that I think ‘have what it takes’, that they could become the next big thing. More often than not it doesn’t happen.
It costs lots of money to make records. It costs lots of money to generate artwork and manufacture and then ship things to people. If it keeps getting stolen, then the band has less ability to come to your town and perform. And that is ultimately what all of us want to do.
When I was 9 years old, I wanted to be the baritone sax player in the Little Richard band.
There’s a beauty in being part of a band, when there’s equality and trust.
To be appreciated by a whole ‘nother generation of fans, all of a sudden discovering you, it’s kind of what I did with the classic bands I love – the ones that influenced me.
During the last regular session and the most recent special session, measures that I see as little more than Band-Aids were applied to three health programs in the state.
When I was really young, I was really into Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden and those kinds of bands.
When I was younger and bands were formed that way, out of friendships rather than anything else. It wasn’t like we put up want ads.
It was pretty common to form bands that only lasted a few years. Slint was my favorite band that I was in at the time, and I didn’t realize that I was bummed out about it until quite a while later.
As far as specific bands from the 90s death metal era, I love Death, Carcass, Possessed, Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Autopsy, Atheist, etc.
I stayed a kid for a pretty long time, and the logistics of being in a band, I did not take seriously at all.
Most people found out about Slint in the mid or late 90s, but we were an ’80s band. We started in 1986 and broke up at the end of 1990.
I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that’s where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school.
I just try to approach and serve the music in the way that I think is right for the band I’m in at the time.
I took a private lesson, but it didn’t really work out, so I went back to playing along with records. That’s really the thing that got me into playing a lot – getting excited about playing along with my favorite bands like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
The Meatbats are a throwback band.
People who come up to me are drummers or fans of the band. I don’t get it too much, but I’ll be somewhere and someone will have me take a picture or something.
I’m glad I was never in a band.