Thursday, July 29, 2010

The End of The Tell

For folks who may not know, I play bass in a local rock band called The Tell. Tomorrow night is our last show because our lead singer/primary songwriter is moving to Atlanta to go to grad school. I'm pretty bummed about the end of The Tell because, although we are actually quite good, I feel like there was so much more potential then we ever came close to reaching. The band is full of talent and good natured folks, but everyone's "real" lives kept getting in the way. We had planned to record an album of new material at some point during Summer 2009, but getting everyone together for practice or songwriting was always difficult because people just had too much to do, so it just kept getting pushed off until it never happened. Real jobs, bar exams, weddings, new babies, and distance all conspired to make the band meander rather than excel.

Maybe that's what happens with most bands. Maybe there is some broad takeaway about modern society and reaching for too much, but I can't quite put my finger on it. All I know is that finding a very talented group of musicians that are also friends and truly enjoys playing music together is a very rare commodity. And it will be missed.

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