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#1
So today I was mucking about with my dad's mate's husband who's a drummer, and he started playing the drumline to The Queen Is Dead by the Smiths, and just for the hell of it I started singing along when his bassist walked in and heard us. Apparently he was surprised with my voice, and since their lead singer is also a guitarist who struggles to play and sing they asked me to sing for a gig they have tomorrow. They're a cover band who specialise in 80s songs, and the stuff they want to do is Boys Don't Cry and The Queen Is Dead at a wedding.

Now I've known I have...well, I wouldn't say I have a great natural voice (it's pretty raspy, think Gavin Rossdale of Bush and you've got the idea) but I've got a pretty wide vocal range (at least three octaves, almost 4) and feel pretty comfortable using it fully. Plus, I get a share of the money they make. Sound's good, right?

Well, there's one small problem.

I'm afraid of singing in public.

Yeah. Basically my fear of making a complete dick of myself is stopping me here. So I'm asking the Pit to help me find the inner man to go on stage and sing like a girl. Or Morrissey, but he's awesome.
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#2
alcohol is your friend here man
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just think of it like this
"If i do this i'll get gear"

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#5
If you smoke, smoke a fag before you get on stage to calm your nerves.

If not, then I can't really help you, only think of it this way: No matter how much of an idiot you think you're being, if you get through the show you're gonna get payed.
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#6
Well if you're singing at weddings just remember it's the greatest day of 2 peoples lives and the proudest day eever for their parents. If you mess up or they don't approve, you ruined their lives. Hope i helped.
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#7
Say the word 'abracadabra' 3 times and you'll be fine. I swear.
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#8
dude do it, you'll regret it if you dont, and have a hell of time plus make money if you do

seriously dont let your fears control you. let yourself control your fears
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#9
Money makes everything worthwhile.
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#10
the hardest part mate is just getting the first few words out...

so just you know close your eyes, let the words roll out, open and then the adrenaline will kick in and you'll be glad you started.
#11
Well, that $$$ would go a long way towards a Charvel...
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#12

What would chuck do?
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Well if you're singing at weddings just remember it's the greatest day of 2 peoples lives and the proudest day eever for their parents. If you mess up or they don't approve, you ruined their lives. Hope i helped.


#15
start humming in public, eg on train or bus, get used to that then move onto to humming louder and louder until you think your the best goddam singer tehre ever was! that'll help your nerves (y)
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#17
dude i had the same problem. trust me when you get up on stage its awesome. just channel all that nervous energy into your singing. the only reason my gig didnt go well was because i was sick and had to sing Judas Preist. Trust me dude. dont back out. when you get upv there and start singing just have fun.
#18
Singing is really fun, just forget about the people and imagine you're just with the band, I've sang on stage more times than I can count, I've been in chorus for 6 years, I've been performing on stage with my band for about a year, the first time I was alittle nervous, but remember, nobody is going to boo you. And since you say you don't have the best voice, it's really important to project and use alot of style, because kurt cobain couldn't sing, but the WAY he sang made him awesome.

And Raspy voices ftw.
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#19
what would chuck do?


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#21
OK there's one other problem that I should have seen coming.

Their regular singer is being a bit of a c**t. He's b*tching that "oh, it won't look professional if we have some teenage punk singing for us" (they're all in their 30s) and he's talking about walking out if I take over vocals. And I'm not stupid enough to think that they won't kick me out if his terms are that I leave quietly back to my Mudhoney CDs.
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#22
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OK there's one other problem that I should have seen coming.

Their regular singer is being a bit of a c**t. He's b*tching that "oh, it won't look professional if we have some teenage punk singing for us" (they're all in their 30s) and he's talking about walking out if I take over vocals. And I'm not stupid enough to think that they won't kick me out if his terms are that I leave quietly back to my Mudhoney CDs.



what a douchebag. if wants to sing so bad he should llearn how to play guitar and sing. its his loss.
#23
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OK there's one other problem that I should have seen coming.

Their regular singer is being a bit of a c**t. He's b*tching that "oh, it won't look professional if we have some teenage punk singing for us" (they're all in their 30s) and he's talking about walking out if I take over vocals. And I'm not stupid enough to think that they won't kick me out if his terms are that I leave quietly back to my Mudhoney CDs.


Stand your ground, I doubt he'll actually follow through.
#24
Say you can play the guitar too. Who cares if you're a teenager, adults eat that up.
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#25
My guitar playing skills extend to playing simple riffs and three-chord choruses. With distortion and volume turned to 12. I.e, nowhere near good enough to take his place.
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What would Brian Boitano do?

im sure hed kick an ass or two
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What would Brian Boitano do?


What would Kurt Cobain do?
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#30
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What would Kurt Cobain do?

After following this theory (do some drugs and see what happens) I've decided to man up and do it.
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#31
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So today I was mucking about with my dad's mate's husband who's a drummer, and he started playing the drumline to The Queen Is Dead by the Smiths, and just for the hell of it I started singing along when his bassist walked in and heard us. Apparently he was surprised with my voice, and since their lead singer is also a guitarist who struggles to play and sing they asked me to sing for a gig they have tomorrow. They're a cover band who specialise in 80s songs, and the stuff they want to do is Boys Don't Cry and The Queen Is Dead at a wedding.

Now I've known I have...well, I wouldn't say I have a great natural voice (it's pretty raspy, think Gavin Rossdale of Bush and you've got the idea) but I've got a pretty wide vocal range (at least three octaves, almost 4) and feel pretty comfortable using it fully. Plus, I get a share of the money they make. Sound's good, right?

Well, there's one small problem.

I'm afraid of singing in public.

Yeah. Basically my fear of making a complete dick of myself is stopping me here. So I'm asking the Pit to help me find the inner man to go on stage and sing like a girl. Or Morrissey, but he's awesome.


#32
We got gay marriage here.
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#33
Think of the fckin wedding cake man, think of the wedding cake with a stack of 50s on top of it!!!!
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#34
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His dad's friend's (who's a girl) husband
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#35
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His dad's friend's (who's a girl) husband

No, they're gay.
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#36
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We got gay marriage here.


just be like


HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!


they'll love you.
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#37
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just be like


HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!


they'll love you.

Real mature. I've known this guy for years, he's like an uncle to me. And I've known he's gay ever since I knew what being gay was.
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#38
I have the same problem. Just wash the worries away with booze.
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#39
Shot of whisky dude. Always did the trick for me when i was scared of public performance. Just try not to get drunk.
#40
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Real mature. I've known this guy for years, he's like an uncle to me. And I've known he's gay ever since I knew what being gay was.


I'm not making fun of gays, I love gay people, they're mad funny. I always do that to them and they get a kick out of it.
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