A quick perusal of my blog archives shows that I've been involved with my current band project since last May. In that time, I've written the lyrics to seven songs, we've recorded them, and now we're in the process of re-recording them all with higher quality gear in the remodeled studio.
We have been searching for a bass player the entire time with absolutely no luck. In my town, bass players are worth their weight in gold and every online bulletin board is filled with "bass player wanted" ads. Unfortunately, many of the ads placed by available bass players sound a lot like this:
"looking for musicians or a band unlike others i dont give a rats ass about age thats bullshit and i wont deal with pot heads ,tired of wasting my time so many bands looking for bass players but from what i heard they need better singers and guitar players that can play ,man what a bunch of noise arnt there any pro players with good pro gear that want to play music instead of playing at playing?i love the were holding auditions ,what a joke like they got a record deal and are touring,enough of my rant im available to play ,all metal /rock if your not serious please dont waste my time and i wont waste yours yeah my ad is negative but i must have e mailed and talked to a dozen bands and not one has their act together its always somthing..."
Who wouldn't want to play with that highly literate ray of sunshine?
When we got together over the weekend, my husband was lamenting our inability to find a bassist. I pointed out that our delays with the studio remodel might have chased off any bass player that we found earlier and I predicted that now that we were ready, a bass player would probably fall in to our laps.
Sure enough, within a couple of days a friend of ours mentioned that he knew a good heavy metal bass player who was looking for a band. The guy came over last night, liked our stuff, and pretty much joined on the spot. Once we finish our songs and add a few more, choose a name, and bring in a rhythm guitarist, we should be ready to start playing shows no later than early spring.
However, I think I can guarantee that I'll never go on stage looking like this again: