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Old 08-03-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Starting Up an Internet Band...

Anyone interested, please apply.

I was in a band at home, but since I have moved, I have been working long hours and unable to get a band together in Canberra.

Basically I am looking for willing participants who have reasonably regular access to the net, email etc, have sufficient gear to record sound (at least a program like audacity or garageband, mic, instruments) and are willing to put in a handful of hours a week.

The idea would be that we get a drummer, 2 guitarists (of which I will be one), a bass player, a singer (if neither guitarist can sing) and possibly a keys player.

Anyone in the band can start a musical idea. If they get a moment of inspiration, record it straight away and send it to the band. Attach the song as an mp3 in an email that describes the song, the basic idea, chords etc. Hopefully then, each member will work at adding to it based on the wishes of the originator, adding music for their instruments and sending it to the band. The band will be democratic, and I only want people who will not get upset at others suggestions. They will take on feedback, defend ideas they are sure of, but the decisions will be democratic.

The overall idea is to develop a body of songs, no specific purpose, but for the love of the music.

So register your interest, availability etc.

Just as an idea, looking for people of intermediate abilities/experience. Also, if you play anything else (violin etc) please let me know, because, depending on the stylistic direction of the band, we may require additional instruments for some songs.

Cheers,

Dan
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man, i really really wish i could. i just don't know if i have the time for it.
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That's cool. We can always have a couple of silent members. By that i mean people that are on the band's "mailing list" that can add to things when they can
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That's an excellent idea, Dan.

I won't be participating but I do want to say that I hope you get some people on here that are willing to participate and I wish you guys good luck and hope you come up with some kickass tunes. One important (very important) thing is, of course, the band name. You gotta have a good band name. Any ideas?
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none at this stage. A name would have to be agreed on by the band members
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That's cool. We can always have a couple of silent members. By that i mean people that are on the band's "mailing list" that can add to things when they can
that would be cool. i try to play guitar about twice a week, and i do use gearbox on my computer, so i'd always be willing to add a little something.

great idea!
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Awesome. We have our first member!

As for the name, I will take suggestions here and maybe run a poll? Either that or band members can PM me suggestions. Mikal, can you PM me your email address?
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The Blue Crack Collection?
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:43 PM   #9
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Names I have been thinking of

Blue Craic
Interference
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The Blue Crack Collection (courtesy of mikal)

feel free to add suggestions
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LOL. very appropriate.

I love the idea of people from all over the world contributing to this. Kind of a poetic union of U2 fans from all over the globe.

Perhaps we should submit some of our recordings to U2's label or principle management to put them to the band, pitching it as a collection of U2 fans, brought together by a love of their music, and inspired to create our own from all corners of the globe.
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LOL. very appropriate.

I love the idea of people from all over the world contributing to this. Kind of a poetic union of U2 fans from all over the globe.

Perhaps we should submit some of our recordings to U2's label or principle management to put them to the band, pitching it as a collection of U2 fans, brought together by a love of their music, and inspired to create our own from all corners of the globe.
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When I get home I will send you some of my home demos.

I have a few songs in various stages of completeness, some fully equipped with synth strings (tacky!)
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nice! i'll give them a good listen on Wednesday, play along with them for a few days, and send something back to you.
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The idea would be that we get a drummer, 2 guitarists (of which I will be one), a bass player, a singer (if neither guitarist can sing) and possibly a keys player.
You won't let the bass player sing?
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