he seems kinda bitter towards the end when he says how his band has been a band for so long yet has had no success while he's seen other undeserving bands get big. Theres a few bands that have been a band longer than Punchline has without making it big. What he's doing seems kinda shitty. I'm gonna wait a month before i buy the cd probably.
definitely not bitter! didn't mean to sound that way. i don't think i deserve anything because of my bass playing, but i think my bandmates deserve all the success in the world, because they're awesome as hell!
Awfully nice to see bands exploiting their fan base <_<
Seriously, if you are strapped for cash to the extent that you legitemetly need more money to continue functioning as a band, start a kicktarter or reach out to your fans asking for help. But this just rubs me the wrong way. It feels way more like "I'm bored with what I'm currently doing and need an ego boost" than "I'm broke with what I'm currently doing and need a cash boost"
Should be fun to watch what happens when they come up short though. Does he actually follow through or does he magically have a "change of heart"?
blah blah blah. i ain't exploitin' SH*T clucky! just tryin' to make somethin' happen, and be able to afford to keep putting out music. i don't need a cash boost, cluck face! any money from sales would go straight toward recording new music, not toward me buying a tv, DINGUS.
After listening to him actually talk, he doesn't seem like all that bad of a guy, but this is still such a negative way to go about things. I feel like all it's doing is making the whole thing look bad.
He and the band should have just promoted the album to the best of their own ability, instead of making demands. If the bassist was unhappy, he also should've just let their fans know that his days are/were numbered. I think it would've been better for them to not pick a specific number, but to just intensely stress the importance of the upcoming release in relation to their career.
Him saying, something along the lines of "I want to stay in the band, but I'm going to quit and then be really bummed out about it, if the album doesn't go to #1" is just silly.
i hope you don't think i'm a jerk! i have my ways, i like to think of myself as the Creed Bratton of bass.
And if it doesn't happen, I will be taking your place. I will play bass with a violin bow and take over the "official sex appeal" role from Paul. I will treat the rest of them like garbage and fart constantly in the van.
If you don't want this to happen to punchline, please support them this tuesday.
ha! i like the bass with a bow idea. i think playing bass in a bow tie is a much better idea though.
Then why not use kickstarter where you can actually be upfront and honest about how much you need to record the next record? Gives people an actual goal to work towards too instead of just going "Well its currently 12th. Time to keep begging my friends to buy the record so that it hopefully moves up another spot". You claim your goal is making enough money to keep making music but its currently achieve a certain level of popularity. If being popular is your goal than this seems like a perfectly reasonable stunt. But if you really are just trying to make enough money to keep making music, why not make that your goal instead?
i'm not really beggin'. i'm askin', and gettin' the word out. sometimes you just have to ask the world for something. i am very happy with the songs. i hope people like them. i would love to play them on bass for the rest of my life.