Where has the band never thought of going?
I might go there.
It’s harder to do, but a lot easier to stand out. If you’re outstanding.
Grow and be well,
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I’ve never been good at going where the band goes. As an entrepreneur that has sometimes stood in my way because with a brain that’s wired differently from others, marketing does not come naturally to me.
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I hear you. I’d be in an entirely different place—that wouldn’t suit me nearly so well—if I weren’t always casting a critical eye on bandwagons of all kinds.
…MONKEYS!! (Espeicially gorillas or chimps!)
(…Okay, I’ll showm myself to the door now!)
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I often find myself drumming alone, I’m suspect of bands but sometimes I am where they are but I like to think that’s just because they followed me there. 🙂
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Where is the band going?
But if I want to follow, I can jump on their wagon! 😉
This still makes sense, post-fever and Plenty Of Fish revelations, and I’m still pondering it. Funny how things jump into your mind when you think like this (on the way to work today, I came up with something really neat, totally out of the box from a lot of what I normally think about – and you never know where it may lead – a product, an invention of sorts – we will see).
Take the road less traveled and all that.
This message was part of that email exchange we had a while back, too. You’re smart people, Kelly.
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If there’s a market for monkeys, get your own wagon. There’s plenty of folks who’ll follow you.
I like that—”that’s just because they followed me there.”
Just got back from a bandwagon event, actually, watching the inauguration with a group of friends. Every once in a while, the bandwagon’s going someplace I’m already headed.
🙂 Thanks. I do my best.
It goes with that Tribes discussion, too. (Been listening to the book yet?) Hitching on to a tribe that already has a leader is great (like my afternoon), but you can’t make a business or a life out of being a follower. If you can go where there bandwagons aren’t, and find others that have been wishing to go the same way, that gives you your chance to lead.
I’m sure Frind doesn’t think he’s leading a tribe, but he is. (A lonely-hearts tribe of people who don’t like slick marketing? Well, okay, if I could have been a gazillionaire in a couple of years flat, I’d think about it, eh?)
But didn’t Jerry Seinfeld once say:
“..sometimes there’s a REASON why the road is less travelled! ” 😀
No worries, just calling them like I see them 😉
I broke down and ordered the ink on paper version too (did I tell you that?) and will just wait for it. I’m into drinking tea and reading at night heh heh…
Good point – go where the bandwagons aren’t and look for like-minded folks who aren’t leading – get them to help. Frind really is leading a tribe, isn’t he.
It was a trick – Seinfeld is a clever bugger and he just didn’t want you to ruin his empire. You’re a hell of a lot funnier than Jerry ever was!
Nothing like cozying up to a good book. And if you can have a silly time with a magnifying glass looking for my photo on the jacket, so much the better. Hehe.
If you’re a book-marker-upper, you’ll be glad you did.
& I second the motion. Friar is way funnier than Jerry.
@Kelly and Brett
Now, if I can just convince the REST of the planet how funny I am, hopefully I can get some of Jerry’s millions!
There’s a band? Neat! (hope they’re playing my song)
I hear it now… strains of Ani diFranco…
And there goes Amy!
My band plays Viking Metal.
(Did you expect anything else?)
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Shhh…you’ll scare off everyone!
(Kelly, you DON’T wanna see the Youtube Videos Brett sends me…trust me!)
I have seen the terrors of Brett’s metallic youth. And yes, I was afraid.
Then again, I have the purple boots of my own wanton youth.
They’re kinda scary, too.
He’s not jumping on my bandwagon anytime soon, and I’m not jumping on his!
The scary thing is, I still listen to that stuff, and if anything, it’s gotten worse with age…
Therein lies the difference. That photo was the first (and it turns out, the last) time my purple boots have been on since at least 1990.
I still listen to plenty of stuff I used to, but I don’t think my music was ever capable of scaring anyone. 🙂
Have I ever mentioned that your wife is a saint?
When I was younger, I used to joke that my kids would tell *me* to “turn off that infernal noise!”
Well, they haven’t said that exactly but pretty close.
Oh, she’s most definitely a saint, and her sense of humour helps too.
She asked me if I wanted to go to see Celine Dion. I said I would, if she came to see Slayer with me 🙂
Well, you’re both better folks than I, because I wouldn’t go see either. With anyone. Not for all the tea in China.
I was scared to leave a comment, but decided to jump on the bandwagon.
Nice boots! You should wear them more often – or put them in a museum – 1990 was a long time ago (talk about scary thoughts).
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They’re sort of in a museum now…. Turns out 1984’s purple-dyed leather had gone quite rotten when I yanked them out of their box for their very last public appearance. I got those six good years out of them, anyway!
Jumping on this bandwagon, naturally, is different from all those other bandwagons. In this case, go for it. 🙂
You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Slayer. Or died, for that matter.
In all seriousness though, I will go see any music live, pretty much. Hey, you can always bring earplugs.
Peter Pan called.
He’d like his boots back! 😉
Yeah, but with the prices… who wants to pay a lot of good money to have me sit and hate something next to them?
He can have ’em. They’re kind of… sticky. Goopy. Who knew what purple dye would do over all those years?
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