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View Poll Results: Do you play better when you're drunk?
Hell yes!! 26 9.89%
Hell no!! 148 56.27%
Hell no, but I'm more creative!! 52 19.77%
Hell, mamma says drinkin' is bad! OJ for me. 37 14.07%
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post #76 of 123 (permalink) Old 05-02-2006, 02:43 PM
 
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

No way, I save drinking for the AFTER PARTY
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Drugs are crap. The most I drink is 1 beer on a Friday.
Man i wish i had as exciting a life as you!
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post #78 of 123 (permalink) Old 10-15-2010, 05:55 AM
 
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

One or two drinks is fine, and when I was getting lots of stagefright it actually even helped.. but any more than that, I'm hopeless

Anyone who plays a show drunk is a bit of an ******* - assuming they're going to put their gear in their car and drive it at the end of the show
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post #79 of 123 (permalink) Old 10-15-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

Drunk ? Certainly makes me play like **** and out of time, but one-two beers, and that's all, before playing, do actually loosen me up and let play me in a more inspired way ! But then after two small beers, I am no where close to drunk, so ... :-)
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

Anyone who thinks they play better while drunk probably is.

Rock on!
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post #81 of 123 (permalink) Old 10-15-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

Haha I laughed at this poll. My hands are completely useless when I'm drunk. I can play single notes, slowly. It's embarrassing.
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post #82 of 123 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

I've seen alcohol temporarily turn virtuosos into noobs. The only people that play well drunk have the raw skill, a high tolerence for alcohol, and often practice/jam drunk anyway.

I wouldn't suggest it to anyone even if they can do it.
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post #83 of 123 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

When i'm drunk i don't give a **** if i'm playing well or not... if i do care that means i need more beer!
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post #84 of 123 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

im orite when im pissed, better on the powders, ****ing machine on rocket fuel
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post #85 of 123 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

I can hardly string chords together when I'm drunk!
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post #86 of 123 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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I play out quite frequently, and I never drink while I'm working.

I see other bands really taking advantage of the free bar plus their pay. I always tell the bar owner that I'm not here to drink, I'm here to work. I want my pay and I want him to have a profitable night, and I want to be asked back. If they book me two nights in a row I give them a break monetarily... You wouldn't believe how many bar owners react positively to a professional approach Especially since I don't want to drink their $$$ away. I ask permission to give out one free drink to a patron each set, because after all, I'm there to make money for him, and keep asses in the seats! I also play a game called let's make a deal...Where I ask for outlandish items until someone has something, and the prize is a candle basket (from my candle store of course) . It serves to burn up time , involves the patrons , and promotes my business The ladies love going home with candles!!!

Drinking and work never mix in my book! It's called the music business for a reason...
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post #87 of 123 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 11:39 AM
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Re: Do you play better while drunk?

If somebody thinks he plays better when drunk...........boy he really must sucks when not drunk lol
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i like to get a good buzz on then fall out zakk wylde style with my guitar on my forehead...... wait, I'm 15 nvm.... nah, deadtune couldn't have said it better. hey, what happened to the facebook page? did you consolidate it into the LOLcandles page?
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post #89 of 123 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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Red face Re: Do you play better while drunk?

Just to reiterate...Anything you can do to get the gig is always a good thing. I mean I only play cover stuff from the 50's to the present, and unless you're drawing 150 people a night (which I don't) you shouldn't cost the venue anymore money than possible. Having said that, I used to have a very bad drug habit for years and years (so I can relate to some of the guys here). But it sure did cost me many chances to further my career. I wish I had a better business sense back then.

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i like to get a good buzz on then fall out zakk wylde style with my guitar on my forehead...... wait, I'm 15 nvm.... nah, deadtune couldn't have said it better. hey, what happened to the facebook page? did you consolidate it into the LOLcandles page?
No, I still have the fb page up for me
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ach...n/306107448552
Although I stopped updating it when I took a hiatus from playing. I usually don't play during the Winter months, because
1-It sucks
2-The candle biz gets crazy busy, and I can't keep up with it all.

I already have some stuff booked, and started working with a manager out here for some more bookings, as well as joining a casino band . So hopefully I'll be booked solid this year!
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I still have the fb page up for me
Ah, got it, for some reason it wasn't showing up my search, no prob lol.

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1-It sucks
I totally get it

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I already have some stuff booked, and started working with a manager out here for some more bookings, as well as joining a casino band . So hopefully I'll be booked solid this year!
Congrats! Unfortunately, I only started to get any "big" gigs at the end of the season as soon as I got warmed up, so I got 1 huge gig, I was totally pumped up for the road... and then the season was over lol!
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