I’ve had a few people respond to my ads/online music profiles. 99.9% of the time, they've been wishy-washy, cryptic, and not very good with communicating. I don’t chase people…ever. I’m not sure if perhaps I’m out of touch with the ‘band culture’ or what, but I find that getting the ball rolling has been extremely difficult. I figure if I’ve piqued enough interest, there will be motivation to keep contact with me.
This past weekend, I was contacted by someone who is also looking to start a blues band with perhaps 2-3 other people. I actually met him for coffee yesterday. We stood out front and chatted for about half an hour. It was a nice chat, albeit a little awkward since this was the first time he and I have met. He has some great ideas and a real vision of where he wants to take things. It all sounds wonderful, but I have some reservations. He is quite keen on making it big, to be able to do this for a living. No one in their right mind would turn their nose up at the opportunity, should it rear its head, but I really don’t want any pressure to be perfect. He also mentioned about how the band would have to have a particular look and personality; I don’t disagree, but again, I feel a bit of concern about not measuring up. First and foremost, I want to have fun, learn, and improve. That said, I’m certainly not going to turn my nose up at a potentially exciting opportunity. All I can do is be myself and try my best, I suppose.
He emailed me today. If I can sing Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin (in my choice of key), then he is interested in working with me. I guess I will have to practice tonight and see if this is something I can do well enough!
No pressure, though…