The little things I miss about being in a band

Besides playing and practicing, I really miss all those little things that go with it….

Popping into a guitar shop whilst visiting a big city like Glasgow, Edinburgh or Leeds, browsing for pedals, pickups, amps, or that one guitar that would finally give you the ‘sound in your head’.

When you’re not in a band, all this seems pointless, an unnecessary expense.

Remembering at the last minute that you’ve a gig tonight, and feeling the high from that rush of adrenaline.

When you’re not in a band, you’ll always miss that feeling.

Stopping to flick through the guitar magazines whilst out shopping, keeping up to speed with the latest technology and gear.

When you’re not in a band, there’s really no need.

It’s just not the same.








10 Responses

  1. I love how this was written. Nicely done.

  2. tracihalpin says:

    I’m a big music lover; I go to concerts often. I felt sad reading your post; why are you not in a band anymore?

    • It’s a difficult thing to put together a group of people with similar aims and tastes. The last band I was in we got the gigs but I wasn’t interested in the new wave punk genre.

      • tracihalpin says:

        I imagine it is very difficult, and there has to be a lot of conflict. I hope you enjoy being your own musician!

  3. Many thanks for the follow Adam. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  4. André says:

    Beautifully written indeed. I came here sort of by accident and quite like what I am reading (and hearing). Thank you for sharing this with us.

  5. thedeeves says:

    Interesting observation but you know there’s always a reason to do those things. If you like music you’ve every reason to enjoy instruments and playing them and thinking about it all. I did it all the time before I was in a band now I am I spend more time learning music. Keep on!

    • Adam Harkus says:

      Thanks for reading. Its just the ‘purpose’ thing I suppose. Playing without a purpose is pretty joyless. For me you need that audience to push you. Songwriting and recording is completely different, a slower burn, although I do get a lot of satisfaction from that too, it’s just not the same.

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