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Creeping horror

Post by black mariah » Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:35 am

I have this sense of impending doom. I have a gig coming up in a week and a half, and it's probably just going to be me on guitar and another guy running the drum tracks for me. WHAT THE HELL CAN WE DO TO BE MORE INTERESTING?!??? I'm going to take my whole amp arsenal to fill some more stage space. He's tall, so there's more space taken up... this is going to be a disaster. I'm trying to rework some of the songs so they work as instrumentals because I am NOT going to sing (actually scream) in front of anyone. ARGH! WE'RE BORING! HELP!

I'm gonna go to bed.
Heurh!

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by djslayerissick » Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:18 am

add some ridiculousness to the mix. if you cant be good, at least be wierd and entertaining.

like...
instead of keyboard stands, use wheel chairs.

two words: fog machine. (if the audience cant see the stage, then you dont have to worry about filling it)

strobes = good
dj lighting = bad

put mannequins or other creepy sheis on stage with you

your look should be aLL-OuT-cRaZy-Go-nUtZ

don't be colloquial on stage. that kinda stuff is for bands who seem distant from their audience b/c they are a group performing music vs. random individuals in a crowd. you are not a band, which means you're less seperated from your audience. your *demeanor* and your *role* are what seperates you from the audience. take charge of it. OWN THAT STAGE!. its YOURS for that moment in time.

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by Scodiddly » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:50 am

Round up a handful of poets, and let them ramble while you play cool backing music.

Hey, it worked for the Red Hot Chili Peppers!!! Don't you want to be a mega-star?

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by YOUR KONG » Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:06 am

Interepretive dance. Not you - someone who can do it/fake it. Offer money if they wear a costume.

Also, I think you should scream if the song requires screaming. Cajones, man, cajones!

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by black mariah » Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:17 am

I have the cajones, my vocal cords do not. I tried the other day and was rewarded with projectile blood vomit that ruined my Dark City poster. Damn vocal cords!

Lighting is taken care of, unfortunately. I don't have a smoke machine (except for this bass player I know).

Oh, I also said nothing about not being good. We're gonna be good... just not very interesting to look at or easy to get into. The only live instrument is ME ON GUITAR. :shock: And I'm doing Swedish/stoner/progressive/doom metal... IN AN ALL-AGES EMO/PUNK CLUB. :shock:

Can you understand the fear now? :shock:
Heurh!

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by supafuzz » Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:21 am

just play as loud as possible...
seems to work for most current bands

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by bobbydj » Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:45 am

black mariah wrote:I have the cajones, my vocal cords do not. I tried the other day and was rewarded with projectile blood vomit
Fucking doctor. NOW!!!

We all said it before and now we're saying it again. I mean, c'mon - that's never right.
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Re: Creeping horror

Post by Electricide » Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:01 am

bobbydj wrote:
black mariah wrote:I have the cajones, my vocal cords do not. I tried the other day and was rewarded with projectile blood vomit
Fucking doctor. NOW!!!

We all said it before and now we're saying it again. I mean, c'mon - that's never right.
Dude, bloody projectile vomit would make your stage show pretty killer.

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by bobbydj » Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:03 am

Gwar!
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Re: Creeping horror

Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:04 am

now, if you could get the mannequins to interpretive dance...

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by bobbydj » Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:32 am

Good idea - a useful stock-taking of ideas does seem timely.

So - what we got?

Projectile blood vomitting? Check.

Macabre mannequins? Check.

Maximum decibels? Check.

Topless gimps? Check.

Large cahones? Check.

Dissident poetry? Check.

Division of motorised wheelchairs? Check.

Epilepsy inducing strobes? Check.


People, we have a gig.
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Re: Creeping horror

Post by Abe » Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:44 am

a clown making baloon animals.
never fails.
mic the squeaking ballons.

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by bobbydj » Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:59 am

Nah - too Flaming Lips.
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Re: Creeping horror

Post by ahmedgarcia » Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:03 am

last year here in Austin, there was a tatoo shop grand opening. An old friend of mine. And he had a dude doing the exact thing you are discribbing. "...doing Swedish/stoner/progressive/doom metal... " It was f*&^ing awesome. Everyone had their eyes on him. He came down from Houston I think. Except he was the only guy on stage. He had to turn on his drum machine. He only had to start a few songs over. I think he was nervous. He also sang. He had to start over because he kinda forgot how vocals started on a song or two. But that was OK, 'cause he kicked ass. I don't know, maybe Austin can be a bit forgiving :?:

We were impressed. Halling ass like at 167bpm and faster it seemed. And his screams were brutal.

Anyway, I have confidence in you, I have heard your stuff before. Good thing you someone with you up there doing the drum machine

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Re: Creeping horror

Post by awolski » Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:07 am

I suggest costumes. Especially something with a huge head that fits over your regular head. You could put a mic inside the head part of the costume use a distortion pedal to turn in on and off like the bass player in the band Lightning Bolt. Try to rehearse in full costume at least once before the gig.

Seriously, though, that projectile blood vomit thing sounds terrible. I'd say get it checked out if that is a regular happening. There could be something wrong you don't know about and it could save you more suffering later. Just my $.02

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