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#4
kurt cobain, pearl jam

wait, never mind misread your question. what?
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#6
yep definitely kurt cobain, He wantted to do other arts like drawing and ****.

And me, I wantted to do something in the child porn but it's illegal nowadays so... Then closest to pedo is musician.
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#8
John Frusciante
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#9
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i accidentaly made music?

With my penis?
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Now, you are going to have to explain to me how such a thing comes about.


Let's say playing guitar is your hobby which you take a bit too seriously, being an amateur you acquire pro skills (technique, theory etc...) but your real job is something else not related to music (accountant, doctor whatever you want...) you get kinda bored of your job while practicing hard on guitar and one day some studio guy finds out about your existence and gives your contract...
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Quote by free_thinker999
Let's say playing guitar is your hobby which you take a bit too seriously, being an amateur you acquire pro skills (technique, theory etc...) but your real job is something else not related to music (accountant, doctor whatever you want...) you get kinda bored of your job while practicing hard on guitar and one day some studio guy finds out about your existence and gives your contract...



Well, If music is you're hobby that means you actually DO enjoy music, And the only reason why you should keep the job is so that you can pay off that 2.500$ gibson Les Paul that everyone else has.
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Dude, I think I would know, Trivium invented Thrash, Metallica are lucky they got as far as they did piggy-backing off of Trivium's signature style.
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Quote by free_thinker999
Let's say playing guitar is your hobby which you take a bit too seriously, being an amateur you acquire pro skills (technique, theory etc...) but your real job is something else not related to music (accountant, doctor whatever you want...) you get kinda bored of your job while practicing hard on guitar and one day some studio guy finds out about your existence and gives your contract...


I don't think people just are like "Oh, gawd, I don't like playing guitar, I'd rather be a doctor/accountant but I'm going to practice really hard and acquire pro skills like technique and theory."

Just my two cents.
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Let's say playing guitar is your hobby which you take a bit too seriously, being an amateur you acquire pro skills (technique, theory etc...) but your real job is something else not related to music (accountant, doctor whatever you want...) you get kinda bored of your job while practicing hard on guitar and one day some studio guy finds out about your existence and gives your contract...

wtf?
#14
Jimmy Page wanted to be a Biologist when he was a kid.
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Let's say playing guitar is your hobby which you take a bit too seriously, being an amateur you acquire pro skills (technique, theory etc...) but your real job is something else not related to music (accountant, doctor whatever you want...) you get kinda bored of your job while practicing hard on guitar and one day some studio guy finds out about your existence and gives your contract...

That dosn't happen in the realy world...Most people give up that other occupation to make music...Lars giving up tennis...Steve Harris giving up football.
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#16
...me?
not many, it kinda takes effort
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Let's say playing guitar is your hobby which you take a bit too seriously, being an amateur you acquire pro skills (technique, theory etc...) but your real job is something else not related to music (accountant, doctor whatever you want...) you get kinda bored of your job while practicing hard on guitar and one day some studio guy finds out about your existence and gives your contract...


A couple of things:
1. That obviously happens every day, even a few times a day.
2. What happens next? The guy trips over, and falls on the floor, and accidentally happens to fall with his pen right on the contract he just declined, and accidentally signs it so he becomes a pro musician without actually wanting to?

I still don't get your question, man.
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Well, If music is you're hobby that means you actually DO enjoy music, And the only reason why you should keep the job is so that you can pay off that 2.500$ gibson Les Paul that everyone else has.


Are you f*kin stupid? The guy doesn't want to become a musician because he knows it's a huge risk. It's either WIN or FAIL. Therefore he goes the his random job. But his skills are enough to make him famous, take some youtube guys, some of them have pro skills and yet they don't go into music industry. But let's say while working at their random job they're being offered a musician job,etc... etc... and they end up becoming famous.

hope it clarified stuff...
#20
I do understand what TS means, but i'm sure it's not all too common.
though theyre not billboard 200 popular, the synth/keyboard player left wolf parade to go back to get his masters degree because he never really wanted to be a professional musician.

so, as i see it, what TS meant is not who accidentally made music, but accidentally made a life out of it
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Are you f*kin stupid?
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hope it clarified stuff...


Calling people names won't clarify much.
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A couple of things:
1. That obviously happens every day, even a few times a day.
2. What happens next? The guy trips over, and falls on the floor, and accidentally happens to fall with his pen right on the contract he just declined, and accidentally signs it so he becomes a pro musician without actually wanting to?

I still don't get your question, man.

I think he means that someone's in the right place at the right time, their band becomes signed and the guy gets big, even though he doesn't particularly enjoy it and would rather be doing something else.
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I think he means that someone's in the right place at the right time, their band becomes signed and the guy gets big, even though he doesn't particularly enjoy it and would rather be doing something else.


I know he means that, but I was pointing out in a rather sarcastic way that stuff like that just doesn't happen very often. It actually almost doesn't happen at all.
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I know he means that, but I was pointing out in a rather sarcastic way that stuff like that just doesn't happen very often. It actually almost doesn't happen at all.

Ah right, fair play, didn't read the rest of the thread


I guess it probably happens more often than not, there will be a lot of people out there in successful bands who want to quit, but are scared to because they're used to it.
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I know he means that, but I was pointing out in a rather sarcastic way that stuff like that just doesn't happen very often. It actually almost doesn't happen at all.


Well guess why I made this thread Mr.Watson? Because I'm curious if it did happen.
#27
I bet if Adam Jones didn't become famous with Tool he still would be working on hollywood movies.
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Well guess why I made this thread Mr.Watson? Because I'm curious if it did happen.


You can at least be nice to the people posting in here, then.
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Are you f*kin stupid? The guy doesn't want to become a musician because he knows it's a huge risk. It's either WIN or FAIL. Therefore he goes the his random job. But his skills are enough to make him famous, take some youtube guys, some of them have pro skills and yet they don't go into music industry. But let's say while working at their random job they're being offered a musician job,etc... etc... and they end up becoming famous.

hope it clarified stuff...



Wait i'm stupid ?
Yeah those guys on Youtube have LOADS of talent but do you think that with talent alone some guy will just randomly come knocking at there doors saying: Hey wanna quite you're lousy night shift job at wal-mart to take the high risk of being a "pro" musician.

What's a "pro" musician anyway... Noone in music is called a pro because music doesn't have these levels like for instance Skateboarding does.

Kurt Cobain was far from pro, And he still made it.

And the way you've put it i have to get back at: Not EVERYONE that has TALENT gets his OPPORTUNITY, Why ? Because Managers and record labels are jerks and the good ones don't know where to look.

In other words: Yes, life is unfair.
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Well guess why I made this thread Mr.Watson? Because I'm curious if it did happen.



@ every thread TS makes he ends up arguing with people and makes an ass of himself.


But back on topic, stuff like that are REALLY rare. Like REALLY REALLY rare. Most of the time, scouts are looking for people who seem like they actually want to be in the music buisness.
#32
Mark Morton Most secluded guy in music at the moment He just wanted to play music not Be a big celebrity.

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#33
David Cook.. recent winner of American Idol.
Dude's brother forced him to audition, I heard.
#34
Slash was going to become a profression BMX bike rider, but then his grandma gave him a guitar. So he did want to become a guitarist, it just wasn't his first choice.
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#35
I think John Frusciante, but maybe Buckethead? I don't know because he didn't want to be famous in the cliche sense, well I dunno...
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Slash was going to become a profression BMX bike rider, but then his grandma gave him a guitar. So he did want to become a guitarist, it just wasn't his first choice.



im pretty sure quite a few musicians never think they are gonna get big....

hell i want to become a mechanical engineer, but if i got a contract i wouldn't say no and im sure most people think this way with their hobbies, music is too high risk to "want" to become involved. i'd rather concetrate on a more stable profession than music and just go with the flow.
#37
Jack Johnson never planned on being famous. He has a degree in film and only started writing songs in college to impress his girlfriend. He was a pro surfer before that. I've read interviews where he says the whole music thing just sort of happened. And you can definitely tell in some of his interviews, he has no ****ing clue what he's talking about.
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Jack Johnson never planned on being famous. He has a degree in film and only started writing songs in college to impress his girlfriend. He was a pro surfer before that. I've read interviews where he says the whole music thing just sort of happened. And you can definitely tell in some of his interviews, he has no ****ing clue what he's talking about.


thnx probably the first good reply.
#39
If you really don't want to be a professional musician, you won't be.
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#40
jim morrison wanted to be a director
jon bon jovi wanted to be and acter
claudio sanchez wanted to write comics (which came after he was in a band)
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