Being in a Group = Working in a Group
Hey guys, after writing my last thing I had a couple of weeks of stuff lined up for you, I was all organised and stuff. But as it is I found something more important to write about; responsibility. Yes, I know I sound like your mother. But I don’t mean the responsibility to do your chores or babysit or whatever, I don’t do that responsibility either, haha. No what I’m talking about is your responsibility to turn up to practices if you’re part of a group, especially if they’re held specifically for you.
Cause you see, our drummer, the one I told you the other week I’d trust with money, well I guess I’d still trust him with money, but the thing is that he needed a rehearsal cause he kept stuffing up the beat on our latest song which we are performing for the first time next week. So we planned a band rehearsal and everyone but Mr. Drummer turns up. So, we call him a few times, call his girlfriend, we even called his freaking father. No one answered.
Turns out he was staying at his girlfriend’s house and they woke up half an hour before the rehearsal began. Now, ok, you’re going to be late, call and tell us. Not only did he not contact us, he did not even turn up. He admitted that he knew it was on, he knew he’d woken up late.
This, my friends, is not only irresponsible, but it’s made of the attitudes that break up bands. When you don’t even call, people get mad, that’s how life works. Just calling them at least is better than nothing. Calling is being responsible by admitting to your friends and co-workers that you’re being a dickhead.
Ok, so basically, be responsible or people stop trusting you and your group begins to break up. What you’ve got to do is figure out whether this group is really where you want to be. If it is, pull yourself together, if it’s not then it’s easier to just tell the others upfront.
Okie dokie, bye for another week!
--New Kid On The Block