i love how your leaves are so sticky green.
7 years agoTheSoloist
9 years agoTheSoloist
sorry everyone, but when there is hundreds of journal entries... i had to clear my watchlist to start over hah, starting from a new beginning. i lost about 60 friends but whatever, how is everyone?
to fill everyone in on me, i have picked up drums, and im currently picking up guitar and bass.
once it gets warmer, im going to fix up my truck and put it on the road.
currently in 2 forming bands, still in the process.
got my siberian husky last year.
just recently dyed my hair.
thats about it.
how about you guys???
10 years agoTheSoloist
Look, the scene on Long Island is dieing. We need to get some shows with NO PAY TO PLAY!!!
The Vibe Lounge
This is all good and fine. But the 25 ticket pre sale is bull. Not alot of you could understand unless your a musician, and im sure you dont wanna pay alot of money to watch your friends band. I wanna start booking some basement shows, back yard shows, and even church shows. We need to have a following, and no matter what music you play or like, there will be a concert where you dont need to buy a pre sale ticket. We need to bring this music scene back, and damn it, it is a fight. We need to get some volunteers to open their yards and basements, and talk to the church community, and other places that can be potential venues, where is 5 dollars to go see like 10 BANDS PLAY FOR LIKE 4 HOURS!!! This is what music is about, cheap to see awsome bands. Dont get ripped off. Dont let your favorite bands get ripped off. Because it works both ways. Let me explain.
You have a friend in a band. They have to sell tickets for 10 dollars a piece to a venue all the way up the island. They need to sell about 20 tickets. Thats 200 dollars day of show. To the venue. Thats not even THEIR money. So for your friends band to have a small following would suck. Some bands need to pay their own way through, thats their pocket money going to a show they wanna play. So it is also a pay to play there. YOU get ripped off because the show lasts 2 hours for 7 bands. So it costs you more to get there, and see 7 bands play at 25 minuets each, just so you can go back.
There is no way around it unless we pretty much revolt in our own way. Hence the basement shows, back yard shows and so on.
I WANT PEOPLE TO GET THEIR ASSES IN GEAR TO SAVE THEIR LOCAL MUSIC SCENE. EMBRACE IT.
The reason it went down in the first place was becasue kids stopped trying to book their own shows because there large production and booking companies get venues and big bands to play there.
I am disgusted about this, and im not saying pay to play is bad, but for smaller bands to get bigger, it is harder. When they have 10,000 fucking fans on MYSPACE, that pay to play is easy, and they are making money. Help out the scene. Book bands for your parties. Book bands for the hell of it, even if you are just giving them food to play. Because, take it from a MUSICIAN who has trouble getting shows with a band, my band, SMARTER THAN YOURSELF, we will play for anything. And even host a concert in your back yard, just to have fun with some friends. Do you get it yet?
Another thing is, once upon a time, there were church shows. But because of the youth thinking they are the shit, we dont have them anymore. My band smarter than yourself has played one church show. And it was amazing. It went well and the church is considered a local venue. Even though I am part of the youth, we need to be civilized. One of the main reasons for the no church shows is because they think the crowd will destroy the church, and be disrespectful. So we need to show them that infact the youth and crowds can behave and still have fun.
AND FOR THE BADNS OUT HERE ON THE EAST END, WHERE THERE REALLY IS NO WHERE TO PLAY OTHER THAN THE LOCAL SCHOOL TALENT SHOW, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, I HAVE TO SAY, MOST OF US ARE NOT RICH, THAT IS THE RICH PEOPLE FROM THE CITY AND SUCH.
So yes, some of us need the money. But all that pre sale money, is going to the venue and the bookers.
So for the conclusion of this note. We need some people who are not afraid to have concerts at their house or basment, back yard and anything else. I am not the only one. And I want my band to play shows too. So I am someone who would know about this. Support your local music scene. Here are some local bands to add on myspace. and tell your friends about these bands, there still is hope for the long island music scene.
ADD THESE BANDS, ADD THEM NOW!!!! PLEASE PROMOTE THEM!!!
if that does work at abby's house, that would be fucking awesome and it is an ideal place for it too!
and everyone knows that my basement is open to anyone and everyone haha, so possibly we can have some bands play, although it may be small, we could listen from upstairs, outside and in the basement. also, the best part is, i will be pissing off ... Read Moreall the fucking old people that bitch at me for the stupidest shit. so i shall get back at them. so yeah, i think it would be kickass if we had like a weekly show in my basement like on saturdays where we all chill and have it like a 2 dollar charge so the bands get money, or i could use it for food and shit lol but yeah, that would be fucking awesome, i totally want to get the scene back, and everyone could use the shit i will have there too, except tuths, if he touches it, i shall tackle him and do what he did to me when i wasnt looking.
lol, niice. im so glad everyone is on board with this. thanks for offering the basement pj, thats a big help. So we would need to start a circuit for you basement and start promoting it, and since it is local, than we can get all the fans in on all of it. And it will get bigger and bigger. A 2 dollar cover is a good idea, but maybe something a ... Read Morelittle bigger. Not saying that we wanna charge up the ass, but food, electricity, bands and alot of other things need to be in consideration. So we should discuss this and make like a board of members for this or something lol. Ya know what im sayin?
10 years agoTheSoloist
that apparently Stephanie (girl from last journal) likes someone else even more then me. so she is with someone else. just my luck. when i am finally happy for once, it didnt last long. it probably never will. but i am not going to let her get to me. her first excuse was that her mom didnt like me so she wasnt allowed to date me. then her second excuse was that i never cared about her. and if you really know me, i care about a lot of people. even if i dont know somebody that much, i still care. and she said she loves this other kid more. whatever. i can move on too. even though i still have feelings for her. i think she doesnt realize how important love is, and how special it is supposed to be. because one day she said that she loved me, the next day she cut off all communications with me and she was with someone else... wtf. whatever. fuck her. i dont need her.
Well thats enough of my ranting on about this subject.
How are all of you?
10 years agoTheSoloist
ive hated valentines day almost every single year
except for this year.
this year is different because i have a valentine.
i already got a gift for her and im gonna cut my hair, its like 12 inches long. so yeah im probably gonna donate the hair to locks of love.
-TheSoloist is happy (for a change)
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