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Title: Funny thing happened on the way to the exit
Post by: Greasy Trucker on April 29, 2011, 11:51:25 PM
I auditioned for a covers band in Stoke last night.

I quickly decided they weren't for me, the leader/guitarist seemed a total control freak, and appeared to insist on an extra guitar solo in every song.

I went ahead with my 'spot' despite knowing there was no future in it, and third song in was The Stones' 'Brown Sugar'.  The guitarist explained the structure which featured THREE guitar solos and therefore an extra two verses.  He omitted to tell me it was a case of 'just repeat v1 and v2'  which was all the slack I needed.

about 2 mins in, I launched into v3, but for some reason, out came the words to v2 of 'The Ride And The View'.  I could see the guitarist tightening up with rage as that hooker 'whupped me til I shouted "No More"', and of course after a (very poorly executed) solo I thought the only decent thing was to peel off RATV v3 to finish.  Never have I felt more of a 'zoned out Romeo' than at that moment.  The guitarist finished the song in more of a rage than Romain all those years ago. 

Their whispered discussion afterwards resulted in the decision to 'pass on you, man.  Great voice but just waaaay too zany for us'.  I thought the decision the right one, especially for the continued health of the guitarist, and I made my way to the door.

The way out was past the drummer, and as I passed him, he said at a volume only I could hear, 'Keep On Crinting'

Bugger the Royal Wedding, that made my year did that.  So much better than any masonic handshake....
Title: Re: Funny thing happened on the way to the exit
Post by: Pete T on April 30, 2011, 01:32:48 AM
..excelent..
Title: Re: Funny thing happened on the way to the exit
Post by: George Jones on April 30, 2011, 11:55:09 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Fantastic!
Title: Re: Funny thing happened on the way to the exit
Post by: welshgit on April 30, 2011, 09:55:19 PM
result!!!! :)