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We're With the Band: a Draft


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#1 of 123 Angelo.M

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Posted April 18 2003 - 05:19 PM

We're With the Band
a dream band draft

In the spirit of the cast/crew draft...

A dream-band draft. Everyone drafts band members, a producer, a photographer, an artist for their album cover, a writer to do the Rolling Stone cover story or Interview magazine piece and a director to shoot the video for the first single. After the bands are drafted, you tell us your musical genre, album/song titles, etc, and we vote.

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Angelo

The Lusitropics, featuring Billie Holiday, "systole/diastole"
1 billie holiday (lead vocals)
2 robbie robertson (lead guitar, songwriter)
3 charles mingus (bass, arrangements)
4 max roach (drums)
5 herbie hancock (piano/keyboards)
6 norah jones (vocals, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B-3 organ)
daniel lanois (guitar, producer)
alex haley (writer)
andy warhol (director)
phil joanou (artist/photographer)

Cary

Dying Breed, "Drown by Sorrow"
[genre: hard rock/goth rock]
1 eddie van halen (lead guitar)
2 dave grohl (drums, rhythm guitar, vocals, songwriter)
3 chris cornell (vocals, songwriter)
4 travis barker (drums)
5 twiggy ramirez (bass)
6 shawn (percussion)
brian warner (producer)
cameron crowe (writer)
rob zombie (director)
robert crumb (artist)

George

Paddy & the Wackers
1 jimi hendrix (lead guitar, vocals)
2 paul mccartney (bass guitar, vocals, songwriter)
3 john lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals, songwriter)
4 ringo starr (drums)
5 al green (lead vocals)
6 jerry lee lewis (keyboards)
george martin (producer)
richard lester (director)
dave marsh (writer)
pablo picasso (artist)

Vickie

Wistra, "Why Not Surus"
[genre: ecto]
1 kate bush (lead vocals, keyboards, songwriter)
2 peter gabriel (vocals, keyboards, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter)
3 jeff buckley (guitar, vocals)
4 happy rhodes (guitar, keyboard, vocals, songwriter)
5 jane siberry (vocals, guitar, songwriter)
6 gene kupra (drums, percussion)
brian eno (producer)
terry gilliam (video)
phil sutcliffe (writer)
julie taymor (artist)

Walt

1 don henley (vocals, percussion)
2 david gilmour (vocals, guitar)
3 angus young (lead guitar)
4 steven tyler (keyboards)
5 tom petty (backing vocals, songwriter)
6 peter cetera (bass)
glen ballard (producer)
david fincher (director)
storm thorgerson (artist)
jules asner (writer)

John

The Out-of-Turns, "I Made A Mistake...Get Off My Case!"
1 mick jagger (lead vocals)
2 grace jones (lead vocals)
3 sheila e. (drums)
4 jesse johnson (bass)
5 maceo parker (saxophone)
6 stevie wonder (keyboards)
joan jett (producer)
laurie sargent (songwriter)
stanley donen (director)
alberto vargas (artist)
bret easton ellis (writer)



#2 of 123 Cary T

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Posted April 18 2003 - 05:33 PM

I'll pass on this, for I don't know enough of the criteria you selected. Thought this was drafting drummers, vocal, bass players, and guitar players. That I'm in.

#3 of 123 george kaplan

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Posted April 18 2003 - 11:21 PM

Well I like the idea, and normally I'd give it a shot (although I do think you might want to limit it to the band itself - different instruments, a singer, lyricist, etc., since I agree most people wouldn't know things like a photographer). But I couldn't do it anyway, as I'll be at a conference all next week, and will have limited access to the net.
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#4 of 123 Angelo.M

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Posted April 19 2003 - 02:00 AM

As I said: ideas welcomed. We can limit it to just drafting 5 or 6 musicians and a songwriter. George: I can save you a spot and you can send me your picks and alternates.

#5 of 123 george kaplan

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Posted April 19 2003 - 03:18 AM

Angelo,

I'm not leaving until Monday morning. So if this off the ground, and we've got clear slots by Sunday night, I can pm you my picks and plenty of alternatives.

My suggestion would be:

Singer
Lead Guitar
Rhythm Guitar
Bass Guitar
Drums
Keyboards
Unusual instrument (pick both the instrument (anything not one of the main categories and a player).

Anyway just suggestions.
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#6 of 123 Vickie_M

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Posted April 19 2003 - 04:45 AM

I'm in, but Must Have More Singers than george suggests.
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#7 of 123 Vickie_M

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Posted April 19 2003 - 04:47 AM

Btw, I'm all for all the criteria you put forth in your original post.
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Posted April 19 2003 - 09:45 AM

Walt is in.
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#9 of 123 Angelo.M

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Posted April 19 2003 - 01:41 PM


This is what I'm currently thinking.

So as to not limit anyone's construction of their band, we'll draft a number of "musicians". You don't want a bass player, ala the Doors, that's your call. You want a dobro player instead of a keyboardist, fine. Don't need a singer? You don't have to have one.

This is what I propose we draft:

Musicians 1-6: you arrange them as you like
Songwriter: if your songwriter is one of your musicians, you have another free pick; if not--if, for example, Carol Bayer Sager is penning your tunes--that's a discrete pick
Producer: could also be someone in the band, providing you with another free pick
Writer: choose someone to interview the band for Interview magazine
Director: of your world-premier video

You'll pick your band's name, musical genre(s), name of the first album and a track listing if you like.

Imaginations ought to run wild. I'm still open to ideas.

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Angelo
Cary
George
Vickie
Walt


#10 of 123 Angelo.M

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Posted April 21 2003 - 02:14 AM

Just bumping to see if there's any interest.

np: pete yorn, "black"


#11 of 123 Angelo.M

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Posted April 22 2003 - 12:03 AM

Still waiting on 3 more players.

Please vote on preferred draft order: 1-8, 1-8 or 1-8, 8-1.

Please vote on "vote or no vote?" following the draft.

If we don't get 8, would folks like to proceed anyway?



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Posted April 23 2003 - 07:42 AM

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Please vote on preferred draft order: 1-8, 1-8 or 1-8, 8-1.


1-8, 8-1, I suppose, but it doesn't much matter to me. I doubt anyone will steal my picks. Most of them, anyway.

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Please vote on "vote or no vote?" following the draft.


No vote. I already know my band would lose the first round, but I'm not all that interested in seeing the thumbs down icons that will accomacccomcaommm go along with that.

But if there's a vote, I'll just cry a little, die a little, and carry on living. Posted Image

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If we don't get 8, would folks like to proceed anyway?


Sure, why not! It sounds like fun to me, I don't know why it doesn't to everybody else.

(I am leaving though, so I'll PM you with my first pick in case it starts abruptly)

np: Victoria Williams "Water To Drink" CD
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#13 of 123 Angelo.M

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Posted April 23 2003 - 07:53 AM

Well, here goes nothing.

We are going to proceed on a 1-n, n-1 schedule, n = the final number of participants. We'll start with the people we have now, and add accordingly. I'm happy with 8, or less, or more.

I will table the "vote/no vote" issue and raise it again in the midst of the draft. Vickie's vote is noted. I'm leaning toward "no vote" myself, but will entertain all arguments on either side of the issue.

I will try to remind folks of their turn. Feel free to PM me your picks at any time.

We will start now and allow others to join in.


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Posted April 23 2003 - 07:55 AM

billie holiday (lead vocals)

Cary is up next.

Didn't discuss timing of picks, but 12 hours seems reasonable to start. PM me picks anytime you like.


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Posted April 23 2003 - 08:06 AM

Eddie Van Halen (lead guitarist)

#16 of 123 Angelo.M

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Posted April 23 2003 - 08:11 AM

Cary: will Edward be sporting the red-and-white axe?

George picks Jimi Hendrix on lead guitar.


#17 of 123 Angelo.M

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Posted April 23 2003 - 08:19 AM

Vickie is up.

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Posted April 23 2003 - 09:30 AM

Musician #1:

Kate Bush






(Edit is because I changed "Lead Singer" to "Musician #1")
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#19 of 123 Angelo.M

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Posted April 23 2003 - 11:35 AM


Walt is up, with 2 picks, then Vickie.


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Posted April 23 2003 - 04:53 PM

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Cary: will Edward be sporting the red-and-white axe?


My band will have a dark goth look Posted Image


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