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2200v Dragon



Joined: 15 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:55 pm    Post subject: Off topic -- Want to start a band? Reply with quote

I posted a similar message in a South Korea forum -- now it is here for your reading pleasure!

I play drums and am interested in starting a band after this English teaching thing is finished. I'm not talented so I've put some effort into it; thus far during my time in South Korea I've practiced close to twenty hours a week for about six months. I intend to practice at least twenty hours a week for the next few years before going to India to study tabla or mridangam.

I am looking for another drummer or percussionist, a bass player, a guitar player or two, and a keyboard player. Songwriters are of interest as well.

Some of my favorite rock bands: The Grateful Dead, R.E.M., The Clash, Cornershop, Nirvana, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Phish.

Maybe less influential but worthy of mention: The Chemical Brothers, Fat Boy Slim, New Order, Zwan, Radiohead, The Beach Boys, and The Pet Shop Boys.

Other styles of music I like: reggae, dub, soukous, highlife, son, Hindustani, Balinese gamelan, and James Brown (a category unto himself).

I respect jazz and am actively trying to appreciate it more.

I am an easy-going 30 year old male from the U.S. who might be willing to relocate if a promising situation with band members from another nation arises. Also, I am more interested in a good attitude and a willingness to improvise and try new things regarding music than any sort of "proper" musical background, which I lack.

If you want to start a band and you think we might be compatible, or you just want to network, go ahead and write to me -- even if several years have passed since this message was posted. I am not a fan of the cult of incivility that seems to be popular with many of the foreign English teachers in South Korea, so if you do write to me please be nice. I will try to do the same. Keep in mind that my responses might be a bit slow as I am not often on-line during the week.
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seaoflove



Joined: 14 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will join
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Ardvarkswithpassports



Joined: 03 Oct 2007
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Location: Bristol, UK

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too. If you are in SE Asia March / April and need a bass player give me a shout Cool
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seaoflove



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok. i will be the last word because i write songs and stuff. plus i don't drink (much) so probably i will be the only one with a level head. you can just spend time playing bass and pretending to chase away all the girls.

i like new order but i prefer arcade fire. bjork. bob marley.

i guess i should learn to play an instrument. i think guitar would be nice. mmm i have also been practicing at karoke so i have a mean repetoire.

see you in april. don't be late!
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2200v Dragon



Joined: 15 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading comprehension seems to be a problem for many of you (there has been more going on behind the scenes than on the notice board). My post should not be that difficult to understand. Among other things, terms such as "drumming" and "India" are not code for anything else. I do not want to visit you in Seoul, Japan, Thailand, or any other place not mentioned in my post. And the insinuations that you might change your life plans as a result of a visit from me are creepy. I do not wish to "put it", my only pleasure is diddling as such. I am confident the, uh, astute readers on this board will catch not only the drumming-related pun in the previous sentence, but also be familiar with the quote I borrowed from and its source.

And yes, I am aware of the seeming futility of decrying poor reading comprehension through the written word -- if you can understand this sentence, it might not be relevant for you and if you can't understand it, it seems likely to be relevant. Oh, bother!


"Foul feeders! Slipped are ye on your own excrement? Parasites! Having
made the world lousy, imagine ye are of significance to Heaven?"
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Mike S.



Joined: 27 Apr 2006
Posts: 85
Location: HCMC, Vietnam

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: I'm a rock singer so... Reply with quote

...let's do it!
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