Sunday, July 23, 2006

Glad to see you back in a bar band, baby.

I've toyed with the idea of starting a shameless bar band to do covers and make money. Is that idea evil incarnate?

The perfect scenario would be finding other people to start a bar band with the united goal of learning a bunch of standard covers and getting regular gigs around town... and then slowly slipping into an experimental/noise/other band. Sure, we'd still play "Back In Black," ... just with each of us in different time signatures... and keys.

I should look around for like a 5-piece band for this project -- make it look authentic and then coordinate ways of getting places to fire us.

Of course, I'll have to be discreet about this venture -- no fliers or Internet postings.

... whoops.


  1. So what you're saying is you want to start out normal and slowly go further out, in the course of one gig? Book a frat party and time it with the sobriety level of the participants.

    Or just be a cover band. My friends make a lot (A LOT) of money doing this.

  2. No No No No, no! You've got it all wrong. I want to start out with a cover band, get booked at a lot of places, have regular gigs as a cover band, then start slipping and see how far the bar owners will let us go before canning us.

    Though I suspect if there is indeed money in it, it would be quite the temptation to keep doing it.