Poll: What do you think?
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He has a point...
21 16%
Hes full of shit...
113 84%
Voters: 135.
#1
So I was having an argument with a bandmate today about his lack of commitment. He told me that "A band is a group of friends, not a group of musicians who want to play shows" What are UG's thoughts on this? Am I wrong for wanting to play shows?
He's also the guy who says that practicing once every other month is committed.
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#2
He's and idiot, you're right.
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#4
Uh... both?
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#5
a band is infact, a group of gypsy's
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#7
A group of friends who dick about is called a band.
A group of musicians who perform is called an orchestra.
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#8
Heart, soul and the love of song
The occasional gathering around a bong
THat's what makes a band a band
else they be people who make noises with the movement of a hand
Screw your friend he is wrong
Now get out and go write an awesome song!
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a band is infact, a group of gypsy's

It's true. I would know.
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#11
Well if that's really how it is then your right.
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#12
We had the EXACT same issue. The bass player wanted to get together about 2 times a month, and the drummer and I wanted to get together every week, or twice a week. We said commitment was important and even though the bass player is my best friend, I told him that if he was serious about this, he should really be committed (I don't think we're going to be famous or anything, but still, I'm not losing my time)...

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#13
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So I was having an argument with a bandmate today about his lack of commitment. He told me that "A band is a group of friends, not a group of musicians who want to play shows" What are UG's thoughts on this? Am I wrong for wanting to play shows?
He's also the guy who says that practicing once every other month is committed.


my band had same problem, kick his ass out he'll only slow you down. though it also depends on how far you wanna take this.
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It should be both, but you are more right then he is.


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Seriously.
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#16
well see what the rest of the band wants. its still a group decision to decide on the future of your band is it not?
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#17
mostly hes shit, but partly hes right
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#19
friends are a group of friends hanging out
band is a group of musicians rockign their faces off. your friend is stupid.
#21
A band is whatever its members want it to be. If they want to be a handful of friends who hang out and make loud noises every now and then, that's what it is. If they want it to be a committed, professional thing, that's what it is.
My bandmates see our band as a factory of sheer badassery and originality, as well as the vehicle for their eventual careers as professional musicians. I see it as a sad excuse for a joke and a waste of time through which I get no musical fulfillment. Our band is both of those things, not just one. It doesn't matter that I only believe one of those statements to be true.
See what I'm getting at? Aside from the part about my band being a piece of shit, I mean.
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#22
A band is a group of friends, but you should want to play some gigs. Your Right, Hes a ****face.
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#23
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A group of friends who dick about is called a band.
A group of musicians who perform is called an orchestra.


I concur.
#25
You really should have discussed what you wanted to get out of the band before you started to play together.
I'd be more inclined to agree with you though.
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#26
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A group of friends who dick about is called a band.
A group of musicians who perform is called an orchestra.


Hilarious joke is hilarious.
#27
What a noob. A band, sure, can be a group of friends, but most importantly, a band is there to preform, play music, and to be dedicated to collectively playing music.
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#28
a band can be many things..

band means group...


music band or rock band means a group that plays music, rock, jazz, etc.

so its a group...end of story

now a group can become friends...and sometimes friends want to make a group


friends should only make a music band if they are serious and dedicated..a music band isnt just to dick around and get nothing done..
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#29
Algebra?
b = band
t = talent
p = people
m = music
c = compose
x = cover
s = shows

An equasion for a band

b = p+t+m+c+s

and equasion for a cover band

c+b = b - t
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#30
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Algebra?
b = band
t = talent
p = people
m = music
c = compose
x = cover
s = shows

An equasion for a band

b = p+t+m+c+s

and equasion for a cover band

c+b = b - t



+ ****ing one

great algebraic equation
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#31
he has a point it just sounds like hes in the wrong type of band, he needs to get with a few guys who just like to get together and jam if thats what he wants to do. cause while a band should be a group of friends it also has to be looked at as a business or a place of work, that is if you ever wanna get serious anyway
#32
I didn't vote in this poll partialy because voting is wrong but mostly because the poll is a little strongly worded. I think a band should be a group of friends but practicing every other month is not dedication. If you just starting refering to your girlfriends/boyfriends as groupies it might make you feel like a real band, especialy if the gave you an STD.