Re: If you could've been in one other SD band ...
Posted by: dflem
Date: October 18, 2008 04:17AM
Actually if I could expand the concept of this thread a bit I think that altho there was a lot of cross-pollination in terms of band members crossing into other groups, there wasn't nearly enough jammin' outside of band/gig confines. Which I guess also means we were all very focused, and the band/gang mentality draws a lot of lines and divisions for all sorts of reasons and purposes. Plus I don't remember ever really having much access to 'rehearsal spaces' or shared non-club music-playing spots outside of people's homes (Emilios was definitely an exception). Now that I'm all Elmer fuddy-duddy scheduling these sorts of things is more of an issue and if we're on the subject of "could've"....
I do in fact remember many awesome, magical and unsuspectedly random music moments, just "could've" been even more.
SO...to take the babble further I can imagine mythical jam session monster mashups that either would have resulted in meisterworks of mayhem, fistfights or shouting matches, completely non-playing staredowns in which those involved could find absolutely no common musical ground, or total Instant Party among all involved..
Fr' instance I'd love to see Mark Neill and Skid Roper in a surf-off...two reverb masters just trying to blow each other out of the water with their most drenched riffs. Within a circle of at least a half-dozen drummers all on toms and bongos (no snare, kick or cymbals) banging out a war-drum beat..guess I'm off topic by this point but man that would SOUND.
Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2008 04:22AM by dflem.