I’m in a band called Anger Metal Guy.
That’s my job description.
Every Monday, I wake up and make an album with some of my favorite metal bands.
This year, it’s called I’m In A Band.
That means that my name is on the record and I’m playing a song that we wrote.
My bandmates call me ‘The Angry Metal Guy.’
I try to do it every week.
I think we have a good group of friends who get along, and I think it’s fun to be a part of it.
But I do think that it’s really hard to do that.
I guess that’s why we’re all doing this together, is because we want to be like, ‘I want to get back together with my friends.
And my bandmates, they’re gonna be like: ‘We want to go out and party like we used to!’
So it’s just like: We’re all trying to do our best to make it as much fun as possible.
If I don’t like something, I just don’t do it.
And we don’t really have any regrets, and it’s not really an excuse.
It’s not like, I don.
It just doesn’t work.
I have a lot of regrets.
When we were younger, it was cool because you could do what you wanted to do and people didn’t really care about it.
I mean, everyone was doing the same thing.
You know, like, the whole time, we were doing what they wanted to see.
But now, I’ve been around a lot more people, and they’re all very different.
And I guess it’s been really hard for us.
Like, we’re like, you know, the most popular thing in the world right now is to be the best at something and get back on the road, and we’re not doing that.
So we’ve kind of had to sort of just say, ‘Yeah, we’ve gotta work on that.’
I’m sure that there are a lot less songs that we’re proud of now.
But at the same time, if you were in the band, you’re not really proud of what you do.
You’re just like, we can’t make a living off this, so let’s not do it!
And I think that’s true for me.
I’m trying to make music that I think is fun and I want to share it with people.
And there’s no reason for us to try and make money off it.
So if we get that kind of success, then that’s great, but I don’ think it matters.
If you just get that recognition and then you’re like: I guess I don ‘t really care anymore.
Then you can forget it.
[laughs] That’s not what I mean.
I do like to play live.
I play in front of people every single night, and that’s what I really like about it, but it’s also a lot harder.
I’ve played with some bands that are really, really good, and people have been like: You’re amazing!
And it’s very hard to play the kind of music I really want to do, because it’s a lot different.
So yeah, I mean I guess, yeah, that’s kind of what it’s like to be in a music business.
I donʼt know if it’s the same as a job.
But it’s certainly more demanding.
There’s definitely a lot to do.
And it doesnʼs kind of like: No, I didnʼT get to go to college.
I had a lot in common with my band mates. They didnʻt have a college degree.
So that’s not so much fun.
I feel like that’s just a different level of satisfaction.
So when I’m sitting around with these friends, I’m like: Oh, man, I had to be able to make a decent living.
I know I don`t get to do the same things that I wanted to, and then it doesn’ really matter if I’m doing something good or not.
It still feels like I have to earn my way.
I kind of wish that I had the money to get my education, because I’d really like to do more.
So I feel bad about that, because if I get a chance to go back and do something good, I would really like it.
We don’t even have a career.
We’re just playing gigs. But thereʼll be a lot, but the only way I could tell you how much it costs is to go and see them, you might be able figure out what it is.
And if you know anything about bands, they donʻre like, yeah.
They donʜt even want to pay for it.
The way that the music business is going right now, it just isnʼ t like that.
Itʼ only works for people who are rich. If we