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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:21 pm
by 601blues
:? Well at this point, I should say I don't have a woman problem,My wonderful wife, Trudy, supports my music,to a point and she really keeps me focused on the goal,and that is my orginial music, she is down on me right now ,about the gigs Iam doing and is upset,that Iam not playing 601 stuff,and she is right, I have developed a small cult type following in europe,and my CDS are doing OK I see increases each month in down load sales, The main Problem is me, But Iam workin thru That, gettin my head on right, I have a gig tonight ,The drummer can't make it the new one, the guitar player can't make it ,the new one, My Bassman Paul called all excited cuz he can't find a drummer,I told him to relax!!DON"T NEED NO STINKIN DRUMMER, DON"T NEED ANOTHER GEETAR PLAYER!! So we will do a trio tonight Me Paul and Lil Mac, Mac can play drums on some songs and sax on others, don't need drums on every song!!But Iam not gonna get freaked about it !!Thats the solo player in me!!But after tonight I have 3 weeks without a gig, so Iam really gonna get back to basics and start anew Iam not gonna get in a situation of depending on others, I will go to my Fortress of Solitude, and do my thing!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:34 pm
by 601blues
:shock: FYI ,Trudy and I talked it over this morning, or at least I did ,when it comes to my work Trudy has never gotton involved and just tells me its up to me!!Anyway Iam not gonna accept that position, at this point it is very important to me for my own mental health to be able to be home every night, Let me say this I never expect to be world famous I enjoy playin for 5 or 5000, or just for my self, But It is what I have to do to release pressure, and I can be havin a BAD BAD day and I can just loose my self in my little studio and all the worries are gone!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:38 pm
by jeffl
I agree that you don't always need a drummer,601. I remember listenin' to a Led Zeppelin cassette that my wife had, and I was listenin' to some hot tune, and after about 32 bars,the lights started goin' on in my head: "There's no freakin' drummer on this Zep tune!" I've played alotta music in duos and trios with no drummer, and you can rock fine. You do some things with your instrument,for rhythm's sake, that you don't do when you have a drummer,but once you've gotten used to playin' that way, it's no sweat. Our weekly jam group doesn't always use a drummer on every tune ('cuz our main drummer's a great guitar player), and nobody even hiccups. Bluegrass groups hardly ever use a drummer, and good ones tear the joint up.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:43 pm
by 601blues
:shock: YUP!! and now have a good sound kickin with my harps, with those new Valve Jrs we will be fine, Image

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:52 pm
by jeffl
I wouldn't wanna get drunk and fall over in THAT room,lol! It's purty,601.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:23 pm
by 601blues
Man, You guys made me feel so good this afternoon!I have spent the whole day workin on my stuff!! I just hit the nail on the head!!Like I said I got those Jr's for my Harp sound,most of the time as a solo I can't hold the harp and play guitar at the same time, I use a Strnad, harp mic, it hold the harp in a mic stand gizmo I use a boom stand so I can Play the harp at the same time I used a neck rack for a long time but I like this better, BUt this after noon I have been workin with the amps, and I got a great sound with my hands around the STRNAD,but the sound was empty when I removed my hands ,good sound but not great, I just tied a Polish cloth around it like it was my hands AND THATS THE SOUND!!! man its got that thick honk with out my hands!!! I can't wait till tonight!! I just went and Robbed my wife of a Black Bandana and it went around and tied nicely, MAN THATS EVEN BETTER!!! sounds GREAT!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:34 pm
by 601blues
But getting back to the thread topic, It takes a lotta sacrafice to achieve anything you wanna do, just like my new drummer and guitar player, no sense of responciabilty, oh my wife wants to go do this tonight, so Iam gonna let you all down But I might be able to play next week I will let you know!! SCREW YOU!! Its guys like us and our women that sacrafice money time and talent to make things happen and we gotta drag others along Kickin and screamin!!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:24 pm
by maxx england
It isn't music, but my friend Smif has taken the route of working as a truck driver for an agency, he doesn't work every day, and can take off when he wants to. He feels that as long as his mortgage gets paid and he's got food in his belly, then that's all he needs. This means he's got time to play with his motorcycles and no stress from power trip managers.

You have to make your own choice, if you're married etc then you have to factor in your wife's needs, but generally, everybody that's taken the decision to go for the music doesn't go back. And there's always part time jobs you can walk away from to help out if it money gets tight. That's my thoughts.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:13 pm
by 601blues
:shock: Well after last saturdat nights gig, I have made a decision to not return to live shows as of now and maybe not to recent future, Iam going back to my basics and what I enjoy the most and that is in the studio, If the people around you are not seeing as you see, they can become a big stumblin block too you and can hurt you more than help, Negitive Vibes can really hold you back, I don't need anything But Positive vibes, and evryone workin toward 1 goal, I have not informed everyone as of yet what my intentions are, I have three weeks of R&R before the next gig, I informed everyone Last week that we need to take the next three weeks and get together at least 2/4-5 hr. sessions . And get on the same page, Now I am not going to push it Iam going to see who will take the first step in contacting me about the sessions, I bet not one will!!! so if I am right then I will anounce my intent of shuttin down on the 3rd week

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:38 pm
by 601blues
There are people who can walk away from you.

And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk.
I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for
us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay.

Let them go.

And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over. And you've got
to know when people's part in your story is over so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead.
You've got to know when it's dead.

You've got to know when it's over. Let me tell you something. I've got the gift of good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He'll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don't need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life,

then you need to......


If you are holding on to past hurts and pains ......


If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and
see your worth.....


If someone has angered you .


If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge......


If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction......


If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents


If you! u have a bad attitude.......


If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better......


If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him........


If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship.......


If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves......


If you're feeling depressed and stressed .........


If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying "take your hands off of it," then you need to......


Get Right or Get Left .. think about it, and then .


A Good friend of mine just sent this too me ,and I agree!!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:52 pm
by mickeypainless
Sound wisdom!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:34 pm
by dcblues
601, you couldn't have posted that at a better time. I've been seeing my ex-girlfriend off and on for almost a year. Things had been going pretty good with us and it looked like we were on our way back. Then, this weekend she blew up at me over something really stupid. After she left my house, she came back, sat in her car and called me (I didn't answer the phone). That was a bit stalkerish.

She's called a couple of times since then but hasn't left a message. She sent me an email saying she was sorry but I haven't replied. I think I'm going to tell her that I'm sorry I got back together and I'm sorry that I thought she had changed. I definitely need to let her go.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:43 pm
by 601blues
:shock: yup!! man I learned a long time ago, if your tryin hard a nd have your goals in sight whether its you music or any thing else you want, instead of people helpin you they get jealous of you and try to make you fail, and its not strangers cuz they don't know you ,its the ones you love and call friends the ones that know what your trying to achieve, Just because thay don't wanna SACRAFICE for there dreams and goals, I have found I have my most problems when I try to involve others it sad really, and I have found the more I achieve ,in my Job or my music or my marriage The more so called friends I have had to leave behind,

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:58 pm
by 601blues
:D Weighed in at 242 this morning!! thats a 28 lb loss since feb 15th ,thats 34 days thats about 7/8ths lbs a day!!! Iam into pants that I could not wear in over 3 years!! I can look down and see my Belt buckle and other things as well like my shoes!! I had to by a new belt yesterday!!I have 100% more energy and seem like Iam clearer headed, I have had a very productive couple days in the studio, and feel more confident!!I have a photo shoot saturday morning startin a 5am, the photogragher doesn't wanna miss the perfect light!! Man Iam excited!! My Sacrafice is paying off!!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:50 pm
by jeffl
Good goin' 601! I think I know where some of the weight you lost went to...,lol!