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I closely align with the punk, DIY ethos that values personality, presence and creativity before technical prowess; though I'm not a necessarily combative punk, I just grew up in an environment of hearing and never playing, and I can't read sheet music!
I have written some lyrics here and there. I started out as a novelist, actually. I also do my share of useless yammering and navel-gazing&ndash;&ndash;with, uh, a healthy dose of singing on the side. Whether or not it's useless noise is up to you. Reception seems to be quite mixed, but I can do some pretty damn good impressions of Ian Curtis, Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Lou Reed. I think my main quality is my ear for what makes music interesting to me.
On top of that, I have some rough melodies mapped out on my computer. In my head, I imagine all the different parts of the songs and how they fit together. I try to follow the rule of the hook. I am incredibly eager to do anything that splashes color into my life via the artistic process.
Maybe I will find my better half (a songwriting partner). We'll see. Searching is just as much about vetting a person as it is vetting their skills as a musician.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 15 2022
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Primary influences ---- Joy Division, the Velvet Underground, Slint, the Stooges, Gang of Four, Talking Heads, Kraftwerk.
Honorable mentions ----&amp;gt; the Beach Boys, Television, the Clash, the Smiths, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Kate Bush, David Bowie.
The most recent band I like in memory is Beach House. I hear some good earworms here and there, but I'm not usually compelled to search out the source.
- Vocalist - Bass:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
A bass guitar and an amp. Maybe some cheap, tiny, little drum machine collecting dust in a back drawer.
Ah, me and my festering prepubescent fixations. I remember swearing up and down that I would be using that thing all the time. I was gonna make it big. All anyone would need to hear was "dum-tsh-tsh-tsh-tsh", and they'd fall over backwards in awe trying to avoid getting sucked up in such a magnetic beat.
Oh yeah, I guess I have Ableton Live and FL Studio, so if you're strapped for cash but still wanting to live the dream, maybe your intentions for joining up with me won't be entirely pure. But trust me, I understand how this business works. I'd wager mutually beneficial selfishness isn't something to be concerned about. :)