If everything goes well, today will be my last gig with Menaya. I’ve hand-picked my replacement from several bassists that I know and I hope this one will turn out perfectly. My deal was 1 month of session with them, and it was busiest month I’ve ever had in my entire music career (if I ever had one). I’ve had hell lot of fun, the most gigs in a week I’ve ever done. As much as it was pleasurable, it was also very tiring.
I learned a lot of things from these guys and I thank them for giving me the honor of sessioning bass for them. I learned how to be a careful and consistent bassist, that music isn’t about skill showdown, that songs should have perfect timing, and that songs have certain moods. Hehehe.
If life was so easy, not having to wake up dead early for work, and other reality checks, I’d accept their offer of permanency. I really wanted to play more with them and even considered getting a 5 string jazz that would be perfect for their kind of music. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and I’m not meant to be a rock star. Therefore, they need someone better, someone who can stick with them forever. Someone who has the same ideals and vision in music life, someone to make great music with that can last a lifetime. They need someone who can dedicate more practice and not be an ass on stage with performance mistakes. Hehehe.
Good luck to Menaya! You guys are going to make it in the scene!