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    I am a musician, and today a random thought occurred to me: What if we put an Open Carry Band together? Maybe each month or so we get together and just have a jam session, while packing at the same time. Heck, even have a show once in a while at a park with some fellow members at a picnic. Anyways just a thought, who here plays? Oh BTW I play Bass for those of you that are wondering too...

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    Ignoring everything like what kind of band, what level of skill and the message you're trying to send, that kind of effort depends a LOT on where your band people reside. Obviously I wouldn't be heading up to Seattle every other day of the week to practice/record regardless of how good I am. Washington State doesn't make things easy for people to get where they want without a vehicle and that kind of makes people keep to themselves. Maybe if this were Arizona or California. I want to say New York but I don't know a damn thing about this on the East Coast.

    Fortunately you live in an area well populated enough for this to be feasible. Good luck.

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    Maybe if this were Arizona or California. I want to say New York but I don't know a damn thing about this on the East Coast.
    If you think public transit is bad here, you don't even wanna THINK about getting around sans car in Aridzona :what:
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    Wow did the LR make things that bad? I know I took off with their economy in my left pocket but after figuring out how toPHX> Central> Metrocenter > Peoria in less than 4 hours it wasn't that bad. Tempe had some pretty sweet bars when I was there but it turned into a yuppie town and things were going downhill after Denver shut down that one day. I remember that one place that had good burgers and waffle fries...What was that name, Stupid's?

    Uh anyway this band guy is in Kelso. So....That's like what? Vancouver? I'm sure he can round up some local guys that can keep a beat for 4 minutes. Maybe. :?

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    DaemonForce wrote:
    Uh anyway this band guy is in Kelso. So....That's like what? Vancouver? I'm sure he can round up some local guys that can keep a beat for 4 minutes. Maybe. :?
    Wow, nice 'tude! I am sure that 7+ years of experience here never taught me how to keep time. (End Sarcasm) Anyways, I just thought it might be a fun idea. I am sure some others might find it fun, although maybe right now it might be somewhat hard to do.

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    If it weren't for me being a college student with limited funds, I'd be all for it. I've been playing drums for 11 years, and as long as it's not country or hip hop, I'm down for it. Yes, even a jazz band, since I did jazz band throughout high school.
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    If anything ever happens around the peninsula, I can run the tech side of things. Unless you want me to play a kazoo.

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    tannerwaterbury wrote:
    DaemonForce wrote:
    Uh anyway this band guy is in Kelso. So....That's like what? Vancouver? I'm sure he can round up some local guys that can keep a beat for 4 minutes. Maybe. :?
    Wow, nice 'tude! I am sure that 7+ years of experience here never taught me how to keep time. (End Sarcasm) Anyways, I just thought it might be a fun idea. I am sure some others might find it fun, although maybe right now it might be somewhat hard to do.
    Just ignore him. He's just jealous because you're a bass player.

    Myself, I'm a Bass player/ classically trained singer/ sound engineer. But Kelso's just too far.
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    I play bass, harmonica, rythm guitar and vocals. We were called Abilene and played for most of the local Eagles, Elks, VFW etc. Opened for The Osmonds, Johnny Cash, Air Force Band, Hoyt Axton, The Shoppeand a couple other smaller names.

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    hmmm..... interesting idea

    Jazz band/concert band in HS.... trumpet, trombone, baritone

    Husky Marching Band in college...

    Add a little brass section
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    ak56 wrote:
    Just ignore him. He's just jealous because you're a bass player.
    Oh @#$%! I've been found out! Eject! Eject!:what:

    gogodawgs wrote:
    Add a little brass section
    Brass always sounds nice no matter what the music. I just have a problem finding anyone my age that feels comfortable enough with their skill to join a band.
    I don't understand the people around my age. My generation has a bunch of lazy + insecurity. This leads to a social group that no longer has any conviction.

    A friend of mine has a small band togetherand he's the lead/support guitar(he has to do both roles). He is the only one in the group that can keep a steady beat for 5 minutes. Right now he'sdealing with all kinds of social and marital pressures that are just flat out murder. I don't see how he gets anything done. He works all day, gets chewed out every night and last time I checked the wife is still prego. His band mates are scattered throughout Western Washington and they meet every two weeks or so to record. The little time he gets to practice is extremely critical and it's too important for him to throw away. He's slowly hitting a brick wall and it's going to crush him when the baby is here. Ah well. Anyway I haven't touched a guitar in years so I know I'm out.

    He might be looking for someone near Vancouver to jam with but I don't know his stance on the SA. Since he's a goth-punk style Christian, it's hard to tell without asking. I'll visit him later today. Hopefully he's not all screwed up now.

    Real Edit: Looks like he's in need of a bass player in case his band falls through. I still can't be bothered to ask him the SA question but granted he's in a bit of a slump, I'm willing to bet he wouldn't make a point in traveling all over WA post unemployment. I tried.

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    I wish I could play an intrument, Maybe I could take Kazoo lessons.
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    I do some writing, and I have a few ideas for love songs... about guns...



    (country beat)



    I love youa…

    Almost as much as my

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    Re Write of On The Road Again

    On the range again

    Launchin bullets we'll never see again

    Punchin holes in paper with my friends

    It's good to be on the range again

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    Re Write of On The Road Again

    On the range again

    Launchin bullets we'll never see again

    Punchin holes in paper with my friends

    It's good to be on the range again
    you mind if I steal that?

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    If this is going to be a country band, count me out :P

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    Anything but country...ahhhh....LOL.
    Although I like Willy but I think of him more of folk.
    Me I like to rock out. Blues to the heavy stuff. Guess that's what you get when you go to a Hendrix concert when you are 2 weeks old.
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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    Re Write of On The Road Again

    On the range again

    Launchin bullets we'll never see again

    Punchin holes in paper with my friends

    It's good to be on the range again
    you mind if I steal that?
    Help your self. I get royalties

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    I hate country too, but I think a band like this could do music of more than one type as long as they're about guns.

    Like this, from the Wizard Of Oz:

    I’d be blasting holes in road signs
    As is my guaranteed right
    As I drive into the sun….

    I’d lay waste with firepower
    From the top of a high tower
    If I only had a gun

    I’d be in total domination
    In a traffic altercation
    I’d be having fun…

    I could tell the other driver
    That to leave would be much wiser
    If I only had a gun


    Hey, it's a start. If someone tells me they'll record them I'll finish them.


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    kschmadeka wrote:
    I hate country too, but I think a band like this could do music of more than one type as long as they're about guns.

    Like this, from the Wizard Of Oz:

    I’d be blasting holes in road signs
    As is my guaranteed right
    As I drive into the sun….

    I’d lay waste with firepower
    From the top of a high tower
    If I only had a gun

    I’d be in total domination
    In a traffic altercation
    I’d be having fun…

    I could tell the other driver
    That to leave would be much wiser
    If I only had a gun


    Hey, it's a start. If someone tells me they'll record them I'll finish them.
    geez you guys are all on the interwebstubes you can colaborate with out even leaving the basement. you could make a real good song with those lyrics as a start you dont need no stinkin studio.

    and trigger dr,, you old stud,, i am shocked and appooled at tis new info,,, i never knew,, you constantly amaze me with your proclivity!!
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    Heard of Offspring's song Bad Habit? A song about road rage and guns. Although I don't condone ever using a gun like that in that situation or ever out of anger it still is a kick ass song.
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    Holy crap, the lyrics you guys put down are fuckin hilarious!

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