Posted: Oct 14, 2007 10:36 pm
bill, my point is, if a band is a band, then 20 bucks or 100 bucks--losing it, having to shell it out, having to cover someone's cost on a night or a show or for beer or practice rent--for the sake of the band and the music, that is very small to deal with.
there is rarely an even-steven situation in any type of group. if it's not money, it's commitment or who writes the songs, or who books the shows, or who comes 30 minutes late every time to practice or who does too many drugs, or not enough drugs. or whatever.
but when a group is making something they think is good, they have to let go of their individual egos in order for the whole to survive. mike has got an ego, YES. but he's also done a lot to promote this band--just like he did for ICU and just like he did for passout.
granted, charles, allessandra and dave were a band before mike joined, and that's their core unit.
and a few divas of history that I think are worth every dramatic note: lou barlowe, mick jagger, little richard...