Did not get the new gig - prob. a good thing.....

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  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    I never had a pair... I feel like I missed out on those and a mullet. However, I made some equally (but opposing) awful fashion choices... so I’m not goofing on you. :p
     
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's ok. I blame the perm and hi-lights I had in the mid 80s for my baldness today. :D
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    My Steven Seagal ponytail and pre-man bun wrecked my hairline. :D
     
  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    Honestly, they didn't get much radio play around here, and what little I heard didn't drive me to go seeking more. Ironically, if I heard certain songs by Living Colour on the radio, I wouldn't have chased down their albums. But once you like the group and buy the album, you end up liking songs out or your normal wheelhouse style-wise.
     
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  5. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    1980. Sophomore in high school. Didn’t have a Member’s Only jacket (reserved for the sleeze-bags at the discos) but did have parachute pants and Polo shirts. When I wasn’t playing with our rock band, I was at the under 18 discos because there were more girls. Dance moves got more attention from the cute girls than the guitar, but when you combine the two, the results were greater than the sum of the parts. ;) However, at 16, despite having a lot of hair (but not too much), I still looked 13, 6’ tall and weighed 130lbs maybe when wet. Not the big macho man. In fact, didn’t have to shave until I was in college!
     
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  6. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    this is the kind of deep thinking i want behind the scenes of my 80s tribute.
     
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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Early 80’s was Harrington jackets and Farah trousers, by mid 80’s it was all New Romantic style! Oh the photos!!
     
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  8. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    "Deep Thoughts, by JXE Handy"
     
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  9. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    it was a trap: also 90s.
     
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    Parralax view New Member

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    When I first came to Hawaii, my goal was to play again. I immediately posted cards and notices at the local git shops, and kind of mulled my time with some guys that were contractors of mine. It was more a their company thing, get together type thing in their warehouse. Much fun was had. I got a call from a lady who said she and her husband were in a band and the guitar player had quit to move back home to Georgia. So I go to the club, set up, we do a few things they had given me a cd on, and I began to question why I was there. These were simple songs, maybe ten all together and I got them quickly, too quickly it seems for them. They expected a struggling musician that they expected to lean on them, instead, they got a guy who came prepared, could play all of it, and most likely better than they. In the end it was all hearts and flowers and I expected to have the job. Instead, I was told I was too old for their image, too well versed in that they thought I might want to take over, and in the end we walked in different directions. First time I was too old or too good. I've always been not good enough or what ever, but never too old. Heck these folks were in their late 40's...then again it might have been me Playing Hot Rod Lincoln correctly and they were expecting Jerry Garcia....;-)
     
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  11. Gabod

    Gabod New Member

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    Now that is a quality post, folks!
     
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  12. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    Yeah, the "too old" thing is a drag. I get it but I dont have to like it.
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yeah that sucks!

    Hearing that makes me realise how lucky I am.
     

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