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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by Pepik » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:27 pm

Skip wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:17 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:08 pm
Skip wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:56 pm
So, I still haven't told the worship director at church that this coming Sunday will be my last playing for him. That also happens to be the last day for one of our team members who does her own fair share of leading and is quite loved by the congregation. She's moving to Alaska and I didn't/don't want to steal any of the attention away from her last Sunday here. At this rate, I won't be telling him until after the second service on Sunday, which may or may not be a jerk move, but it is what it is. Meanwhile, my wife and a friend of ours checked out a church a few miles away that they liked enough on first sight to want to go back and stay. It just so happens that a young lady with whom I used to play at my current church is their director of worship. She and I chatted briefly and, if all goes according to plan, she'll throw me in the rotation starting in July. :D
You didn't ask for advice, so disregard mine if you don't like it. How about being willing to play one more week after breaking the news Sunday after the second service? Then you won't be jerk.
Nah, I don't mind advice. Thanks for your thoughts (no sarcasm). Short answer: because I'm already off the schedule for the following two weeks anyway thanks to a downtown photoshoot one Sunday and recovering from a wedding the next. And I'm done. I was ready to quit a couple weeks ago, and not in a nice manner. I wouldn't be playing this Sunday, but that team member who's leaving is somewhere between a little sister and a step-daughter; she'll kill me if I don't play.
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by Jocose » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:44 pm

Pepik wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Skip wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:17 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:08 pm
Skip wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:56 pm
So, I still haven't told the worship director at church that this coming Sunday will be my last playing for him. That also happens to be the last day for one of our team members who does her own fair share of leading and is quite loved by the congregation. She's moving to Alaska and I didn't/don't want to steal any of the attention away from her last Sunday here. At this rate, I won't be telling him until after the second service on Sunday, which may or may not be a jerk move, but it is what it is. Meanwhile, my wife and a friend of ours checked out a church a few miles away that they liked enough on first sight to want to go back and stay. It just so happens that a young lady with whom I used to play at my current church is their director of worship. She and I chatted briefly and, if all goes according to plan, she'll throw me in the rotation starting in July. :D
You didn't ask for advice, so disregard mine if you don't like it. How about being willing to play one more week after breaking the news Sunday after the second service? Then you won't be jerk.
Nah, I don't mind advice. Thanks for your thoughts (no sarcasm). Short answer: because I'm already off the schedule for the following two weeks anyway thanks to a downtown photoshoot one Sunday and recovering from a wedding the next. And I'm done. I was ready to quit a couple weeks ago, and not in a nice manner. I wouldn't be playing this Sunday, but that team member who's leaving is somewhere between a little sister and a step-daughter; she'll kill me if I don't play.
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by Skip » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:04 pm

Pepik wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Skip wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:17 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:08 pm
Skip wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:56 pm
So, I still haven't told the worship director at church that this coming Sunday will be my last playing for him. That also happens to be the last day for one of our team members who does her own fair share of leading and is quite loved by the congregation. She's moving to Alaska and I didn't/don't want to steal any of the attention away from her last Sunday here. At this rate, I won't be telling him until after the second service on Sunday, which may or may not be a jerk move, but it is what it is. Meanwhile, my wife and a friend of ours checked out a church a few miles away that they liked enough on first sight to want to go back and stay. It just so happens that a young lady with whom I used to play at my current church is their director of worship. She and I chatted briefly and, if all goes according to plan, she'll throw me in the rotation starting in July. :D
You didn't ask for advice, so disregard mine if you don't like it. How about being willing to play one more week after breaking the news Sunday after the second service? Then you won't be jerk.
Nah, I don't mind advice. Thanks for your thoughts (no sarcasm). Short answer: because I'm already off the schedule for the following two weeks anyway thanks to a downtown photoshoot one Sunday and recovering from a wedding the next. And I'm done. I was ready to quit a couple weeks ago, and not in a nice manner. I wouldn't be playing this Sunday, but that team member who's leaving is somewhere between a little sister and a step-daughter; she'll kill me if I don't play.
"What would Jerry do? - He'd play."
"Jerry would play! - He would play!"
Sunday, I'm playing. No worries. Maybe I'll tell him Saturday at practice. He changed the practice time (again) without asking, so I may not have enough time, as I have to tutor immediately afterwards and his practices have increased in time lately.

And for reference: he's a retired cop and SWAT commander, and even though he's tried to modulate himself, that's exactly how he runs the team. He's dismissive of suggestions and a bit condescending when it comes to dealing with team members. Even when he's on vacation, he'll watch the simulcast video of the first service and text in "improvements" to both the musicians and tech team before the second service. The last time I played, he was supposed to just be the drummer, but he insisted on choosing the music for the set and within thirty seconds of beginning practice, he took over. The girl who's leaving has been a buffer between him and the rest of the team for years and with her departure, things will get nothing but worse. I've learned so much from him over the years and I actually like the guy, but I have more than enough stressors in my life right now to be worried about whether I'll be in the right frame of soul and mind to help lead the congregation into His Presence.

But none of you yahoos cares. As it should be... ;-)
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:40 pm

I'm sorry,but that was entirely too long. Do you have a short version?
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by gaining_age » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:45 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:40 pm
I'm sorry,but that was entirely too long. Do you have a short version?
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:47 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:45 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:40 pm
I'm sorry,but that was entirely too long. Do you have a short version?
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Post by Skip » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:01 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:47 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:45 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:40 pm
I'm sorry,but that was entirely too long. Do you have a short version?
From the secrets of consulting: The Second Law of Consulting: No matter how it looks at first, it's always a people problem.

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Ah. Thanks. Skip pissed people off.
Duh.
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Post by sweetandsour » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:59 pm

I'm watching a Stevie Ray Vaughn bio on axstv.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

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Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:29 am

hugodrax wrote:
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How bout a bottle and a tin of something aged and 2 1/2 books of Green Stamps?
Well, it's a stretch, but we might be able to get you no points on that speeding ticket.

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Post by Skip » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:40 am

Saw the worship director's car at church when I drove by, so I stopped in and told him Sunday was my last day. He wasn't at all surprised.
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Post by hugodrax » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:57 am

Ooh, burn. Skip got out-pricked. :D

Glad you're out of there, buddy. The stories you've told me made me question that place entirely, not just the band.
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Post by DepartedLight » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:19 am

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Post by Skip » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:41 am

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:57 am
Ooh, burn. Skip got out-pricked. :D

Glad you're out of there, buddy. The stories you've told me made me question that place entirely, not just the band.
It's really no worse than any other church. There are always a bunch trying to ruin for everyone else, a bunch of self-righteous morons, etc. It was - and is - a good place, but after a while you get tired of the same old stuff.
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Post by Sir Moose » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:42 am

Skip wrote:
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Saw the worship director's car at church when I drove by, so I stopped in and told him Sunday was my last day. He wasn't at all surprised.
I'm glad you saw an opportunity and took it. I'm glad it didn't involve a lot of drama. Nicely done.
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Post by Sir Moose » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:42 am

I reached for my coffee without looking. I stuck my fingers in my coffee. Now my fingers taste amazing.
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Post by Pepik » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:45 am

Skip wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:41 am
There are always a bunch trying to ruin for everyone else, a bunch of self-righteous morons, etc. It was - and is - a good place, but after a while you get tired of the same old stuff.
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Post by gaining_age » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:29 pm

I'm seriously considering picking up a 3 string cigar box guitar.... and I'd need an amp.
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Post by Sir Moose » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:17 pm

My "alma mater" is celebrating 242 years today.

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Post by FredS » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm

gaining_age wrote:
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I'm seriously considering picking up a 3 string cigar box guitar.... and I'd need an amp.
I've been seriously considering building one. I bought a cheap guitar a while ago to steal the tuners from. Mrs FredS has a nice stack of cigar boxes she bought at the cigar shop for various craft projects. That's as far as I've got though. Well, if you don't count watching dozens of videos and visiting CB Gitty.com a hundred times. They have some pretty need little amp kits too.
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Post by gaining_age » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:50 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:29 pm
I'm seriously considering picking up a 3 string cigar box guitar.... and I'd need an amp.
I've been seriously considering building one. I bought a cheap guitar a while ago to steal the tuners from. Mrs FredS has a nice stack of cigar boxes she bought at the cigar shop for various craft projects. That's as far as I've got though. Well, if you don't count watching dozens of videos and visiting CB Gitty.com a hundred times. They have some pretty need little amp kits too.
I'm looking at supporting the makers first and learning to play.... and then working with my spouse on becoming creative.
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