Oh no, you guys were pretty good at the Seattle show w/ Kirby and Runaway Four.
Thank you. I was really excited about moving forward.
Hope everything turns out okay! When I'm in front of a computer I'll definitely share some ups and downs. It's always a journey. Lots of leveling up, lots of losing your items and starting all over. Party members come and go, but keep going. You love this and other people do as well, you will find one another.
I think that's a takeaway from this. We always had personnel issues - for the show we did with Runaway Four and Kirby's Dream Band in Seattle, we actually used two subs; both the drummer and the keyboardist weren't actually in the band. But I thought we had a strong core group (bass, guitar, violin), and I began to invest - I bought gear, we started working on a small EP, I bought a domain, started getting into lighting setup. We were moving forward! It turns out that we can't work with our violinist anymore, and on the heels of that it turns out that our guitarist's musical passions lie elsewhere. The core group has split and so I'm the only thing left, cradling my broken dreams. (Hah! So emo! It's 1999 all over again! )
I think I've learned that I need to find people who share the same mindset, dreams, and goals that I do. In hindsight, the band members I played with didn't share that - they were music school students, talented, and dedicated to their craft, but ultimately on a different track.
I'm finding it hard not to be bummed about this. I don't intend to spill band drama all over these boards, but I guess I wanted to be able to talk to people who understood the passion and the drive to do this. We were moving forward and we put work into this - I invested in this project - and now, I've got to try to start over entirely.
I guess at least it's a New Game+ instead of fully starting from scratch, so there's that.
Definitely looking forward to reading more origin stories! Keep 'em coming!