#1
Not really sure what to do here. Our lead singer/guitarist isn't as motivated as he used to be...and its due to a girlfriend. We've tried talking to him...and it worked for awhile. But now...we have several songs ready to record...but he never wants to (we practice at his house). We've really come along way together...and the band won't be the same without all the current members. We don't want to just give up...any suggestions?
#3
Kill his girlfriend.

Or you could start shopping for new singers. How serious are you about this?
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#4
confront him and advise him to manage his band playing with his girlfriend so he can do both.

but seriously, fap.
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#5
option one: kick him out

option two: slap the hoe
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#6
Let his girlfriend join the band...

You can teach her to play the skin flute.
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#7
Kill his girlfirend and make him write lyrics about it.

Holy crap, thats the most pit like response i've posted in years.
#8
Talk to each other.

A band is like any relationship - don't talk to other people about them.

Get yourselves together and talk about where you started, where you are, where you want to be, how you'll get there, and what's stopping you.
#9
Okay first off ignore what all these goofs say
Next be happy he's not gay
Then you'd have to always watch your back
And slap at his hands when he tried to grab your sack
Next you should probably talk to his lady friend
Tell her if he's not back to normal her life will end
After show up at your buddies house ready to play
If he doesn't want to ignore all he has to say
Shall you follow these simple little hints
You'll soon be happy in the bars chugging back the pints.
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#10
tell him to write songs about his woman or call pedobear and he'll take care of the rest
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Okay first off ignore what all these goofs say
Next be happy he's not gay
Then you'd have to always watch your back
And slap at his hands when he tried to grab your sack
Next you should probably talk to his lady friend
Tell her if he's not back to normal her life will end
After show up at your buddies house ready to play
If he doesn't want to ignore all he has to say
Shall you follow these simple little hints
You'll soon be happy in the bars chugging back the pints.

funny yet scary in ways
#13
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Let his girlfriend join the band...

You can teach her to play the skin flute.


Or tell him to get his willy out of the honey pot
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Quote by floppypick
Okay first off ignore what all these goofs say
Next be happy he's not gay
Then you'd have to always watch your back
And slap at his hands when he tried to grab your sack
Next you should probably talk to his lady friend
Tell her if he's not back to normal her life will end
After show up at your buddies house ready to play
If he doesn't want to ignore all he has to say
Shall you follow these simple little hints
You'll soon be happy in the bars chugging back the pints.

better then ur comment on that other thread
waaay better
#17
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The singer.
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#18
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better then ur comment on that other thread
waaay better


Thanks..?
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#21
Wow...thanks for all the comments. If things get any worse I may consider murder =) We've all talked to him...and he changed for awhile but now its back to the same old sh1t. I've been engaged since I started this band...and I was a full-time college student and I worked nights. But on the weekends I was always at practice...and he was too for awhile. Now things have just kind of dropped back to zero.
#22
kidnap the girlfriend and dont let her out until he does all his singing,

no really

i had the same problem, first thing u should do is check if anyone already in teh band can sing, it turned out that the whole time our guitarist was very good at singing but was too embarassed to try

you can also sit him and his girlfriend down and ask him to find a way to work the band into their schedule

last you can always hire me to come hook up with her so they break up... please
#23
i say ur band is screwed... unfortunately i believe that your companion is more important than your band. just let him be and go for someone else
#24
Our drummer had the same problem. We just kicked him and found a new one. If your singer is serious about the band, he'll make time.

Inform him of the situation (it doesn't take THAT much time out of his week). Even tell him his girl will like him more if he's in a band (which she should unless she's a controlling thing). He can at least make a stance and either choose to stay with the band, or stay with it until you guys can train up someone else to learn his parts.

Edit: I forgot - make it clear it's fine if she's at practice too. Even though she prob won't watch because most people can't stand watching you guys figuring out songs etc, it's a positive move. Also suggest using a rehersal room if he's reluctant to use his house.
Last edited by AlanHB at Sep 2, 2008,
#25
It's something every band goes through now and again, a member isn't giving 100% because he's distracted with something else (usualy a member of the opposite sex)
Just make fun of him mercilessly, really take the piss, call him 'loverboy' constantly and draw love hearts all over his guitar and amp, he'll soon get fed up of it, start towing the line and get back into a proper routine with you guys again.
#26
Oh.. Yes.. That's an old one.. "Men are piiigs" - yea, but women are worse.

Just give him the facts. If he doesn't start to focus more on the band and less on this bloodsucking parasite, then he's getting the boot.

Lost many a friend and bandmate to this cause.. If not.. lock that girl in the kitchen.. She'll have all the tools a woman need, and having a band-chef is good! .

Nah.. Really. Just talk about it like you would talk about anyone else you care about, about something you care about. Oh, and avoid yelling during the conversation. The Human race tend to generally take everything that's not "Yes, i'll do what you say" as an insult - so stay calm and clear.

Garh.. Women.. Why did get the right of vote anyway?.. .. That was over the line..

Harh, civil rights, my arse.


Anyway. Good luck with it.
#27
I never got how people could let their love life get in the way of their musical one.
It's perfectly possible to have both.
I agree with Josh Shiells up there, you all need to have a talk. Asking questions on the internet won't actually solve anything. You have to sort shit out.

It's incredible the level of sheer idiocy on here. And I don't mean the TS...
#28
yeah seriously just get the singer to play n then get the chick to blow him so he'll quit bitchin
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