The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Any ex-musicians here?

    I know we've got a bunch of players, but are there any of you that played for a long time, got fed up with the bull**** and gave up? Harsh reality and disillusionment have set in and I'm considering packing it in, selling all my gear (including my collection of studio gear) and just hanging it up for good.

    Anyone been there?
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    Do what you've always done and get what you've always gotten.
    There is no failure, only feedback.

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    Are you talking about trying to make a successful career of it? I can't really relate to that. I've played in bands and done gigs but I always just did it because I loved doing it. I always knew making a career of it would be difficult. I know some guys that have done it and they make a lot of sacrifices for not much gain. The odds of making a decent sustainable living out of it are too slim and I didn't see much appeal in it when you could just play in a club for fun. And even if you do make it you still have to deal with the record industry. Any playing I do with other musicians or songs I create are just for my own enjoyment. Because of this I never get sick of the guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane View Post
    Are you talking about trying to make a successful career of it? I can't really relate to that. I've played in bands and done gigs but I always just did it because I loved doing it. I always knew making a career of it would be difficult. I know some guys that have done it and they make a lot of sacrifices for not much gain. The odds of making a decent sustainable living out of it are too slim and I didn't see much appeal in it when you could just play in a club for fun. And even if you do make it you still have to deal with the record industry. Any playing I do with other musicians or songs I create are just for my own enjoyment. Because of this I never get sick of the guitar.
    Nah, I'm not looking to make a career of it. I'm just looking to play with people that are going to actually bother to...oh, I dunno...show up for band practice. My band's been on hiatus since about June since we can't find a drummer in this town and there's NO ONE else worth playing with. All the bands that are looking for bass players are ****ing terrible wannabe metalcore bands, craptastic hippy stuff, or I-IV-V classic rock cover bands full of 40 year olds.

    Tired of the crap and it's not even fun anymore.
    If one person can do something, anyone can learn to do it.
    Do what you've always done and get what you've always gotten.
    There is no failure, only feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingWarlord View Post
    Nah, I'm not looking to make a career of it. I'm just looking to play with people that are going to actually bother to...oh, I dunno...show up for band practice. My band's been on hiatus since about June since we can't find a drummer in this town and there's NO ONE else worth playing with. All the bands that are looking for bass players are ****ing terrible wannabe metalcore bands, craptastic hippy stuff, or I-IV-V classic rock cover bands full of 40 year olds.

    Tired of the crap and it's not even fun anymore.
    Do it for yourself or don't do it at all.


    By the way, if you're selling some gear, I am willing to consider purchasing anything you have so feel free to send me a list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo View Post
    Do it for yourself or don't do it at all.


    By the way, if you're selling some gear, I am willing to consider purchasing anything you have so feel free to send me a list.
    I haven't decided yet if I'm going to, but if I do, I'll keep it in mind.

    I'm trying to do things on my own now, and it's just frustrating because I can't finish anything. Got a piano part done tonight for a song that's been sitting in my head for about 2 years now. I need to finish the damn lyrics and then finish recording it.

    Maybe my attitude will change once I actually have something to show for the frustration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingWarlord View Post
    Nah, I'm not looking to make a career of it. I'm just looking to play with people that are going to actually bother to...oh, I dunno...show up for band practice. My band's been on hiatus since about June since we can't find a drummer in this town and there's NO ONE else worth playing with. All the bands that are looking for bass players are ****ing terrible wannabe metalcore bands, craptastic hippy stuff, or I-IV-V classic rock cover bands full of 40 year olds.

    Tired of the crap and it's not even fun anymore.
    Oh ya, I've had those experiences. I hate it when people dont show up for band practice. Too bad you don't live around here man, bass players are in short supply and there are quite a few bands of all kinds.
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    "you are not like yoda at all!" - chops

    "shh...I'm only gay for pay" - ECTX

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