<back   Jemsite > Off-topic & Polls > Polls

Polls Create forum Polls here or vote in existing polls.

View Poll Results: Do you play better when you're drunk?
Hell yes!! 26 9.92%
Hell no!! 148 56.49%
Hell no, but I'm more creative!! 51 19.47%
Hell, mamma says drinkin' is bad! OJ for me. 37 14.12%
Voters: 262. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 08-05-2003, 10:11 AM
Two hands31  is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,989  -  iTrader: (0)
I don't drink, so I wouldn't know (and yes, I'm 19 now).

But I did try playing after being awake all night and all the next day and it was interesting. I managed to keep playing without screwing up even though I wasn't fully conscious (didn't fall over either, despite the fact that I was standing up ).
quote
  #17  
Old 08-05-2003, 10:39 AM
dex  is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Bulgaria
Posts: 2,047  -  iTrader: (3)
Man I used to think that I'm a proper racing driver after a few pints or that I'm a monster guitar player.

The thing is while alcohol makes you think you can do things better, it actually reduces your ability a great deal.
Not that you didn't know that already.

ilia
quote
  #18  
Old 08-05-2003, 12:14 PM
bob mclaughlin  is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Upstate N.Y.
Posts: 1,020  -  iTrader: (3)
I cant play worth $#!% when Im drunk.......
quote
  #19  
Old 08-05-2003, 01:27 PM
Dave Goodland  is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 175  -  iTrader: (0)
more creative NO not on booze.

maybe have a 'smoke' and things get a little bit creative
quote
  #20  
Old 08-05-2003, 03:23 PM
davester1234  is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,224  -  iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Goodland
more creative NO not on booze.

maybe have a 'smoke' and things get a little bit creative
now you don't mean puffing the magic dragon do you?!
quote
  #21  
Old 08-05-2003, 11:16 PM
Ancestor  is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: United States
Posts: 297  -  iTrader: (0)
I used to always drink beer while we practiced. And, I never really though that it affected me, until I started playing sober just to see what would happen. Now I'm disgusted if someone asks me to play something while I'm drunk, because I know that I'm at half capacity or less.

Last time I played live I didn't have one drop before going on stage.
quote
  #22  
Old 08-06-2003, 09:02 PM
guitarkatana  is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 635  -  iTrader: (0)
Couldn't tell ya, I don't drink(me 19). But I doubt it would sound great.
quote
  #23  
Old 08-06-2003, 11:12 PM
pawel  is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 2,674  -  iTrader: (3)
No, the last time I tried (and it was a long time ago) there was a 2 second delay between my right and left hand...hmm...would that mean that only the left hand slows down? Or maybe my right hand plays faster...
???

...whatever
quote
  #24  
Old 08-07-2003, 05:58 AM
Jamie  is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Posts: 325  -  iTrader: (2)
When we're writing in the practice room, after 2 beers you do lose your inhibitions and start saying what your heart/mind/fingers are thinking a wee bit more. However once you hit 3 beers, then 4, its downhill pretty fast I think.

If I'm out at someone's house, drunk, and somebody asks me to play I always refuse, occassionally I'll have a strum & a sing and then feel embarrased for days. Its one of my pet hates, people strumming & singing enthusiastically while drunk or worse, badly while sober!

I can't play a single note when drunk, only strum.

If we gig, I don't allow myself a drink until we're about to come off stage, blackcurrant & lemonade is the preferred tipple of most rock god guitarplayers anyway
quote
  #25  
Old 08-22-2003, 09:47 AM
vai n maiden  is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Leeds, UK
Posts: 215  -  iTrader: (4)
Reviews: 3
I dont need to drink to have a good time but i dont drink before im up at jam night simply cuz if i got tanked up on beer i know i'd need a leak when i was onstage or something.

Yeah playing drunk isnt good, thankfully ive only ever done it round at someone's house

But yeah i drink but i dont get drunk often its just nice to chug a cold one after a nice performance. dont believe in smokin da'erb either for creativeness im at top creativity when im high on guitar n nothin else really ....... ok, possibly pork scratchings
quote
  #26  
Old 10-10-2003, 02:39 PM
Chud  is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: West Sussex, England
Posts: 926  -  iTrader: (0)
haha, only 2 people voting hell yes......one of them being me

...then again, anyone that plays drunk thinks their good at everything...cause they cant tell
quote
  #27  
Old 10-10-2003, 02:43 PM
darren wilson  is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,215  -  iTrader: (0)
An old adage goes: "Alcohol increases the desire but diminishes the ability."

Of course, that adage refers to sex, but i find it applies to other kinds of "performance" as well. I don't play better AT ALL when i've been drinking. However, i THINK i can play better, and my inhibitions are lowered so i generally put on a better show. But my playing gets even more sloppy after a couple of drinks.
quote
  #28  
Old 10-27-2003, 10:12 AM
(a)
JEAPSON  is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Paris - FRANCE
Posts: 378  -  iTrader: (8)
I agree with Darren : drinking just enables to forget inhibitions but playing gets bad then...so between playing and drinking I would go for playing only
quote
  #29  
Old 11-18-2003, 12:04 PM
Anton  is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Liverpool, UK
Posts: 740  -  iTrader: (0)
Hell no indeed
quote
  #30  
Old 11-19-2003, 03:11 AM
AndersPGM  is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 343  -  iTrader: (0)
Hell no!
quote
Reply

Tags
guitar playing, jimmy page, mick thompson, van halen


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Show/Hide Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Sitemap:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) jemsite.com
Powered by