Say you’re a bass guitar player by the name of Dell Star. You live for music, and live in Las Vegas – you hear there’s a new local band looking for a bassist. You meet the band and its members, including a cat named Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning, and things just seem to click. Your musical styles mesh, and its seems that personalities do too. They see to like you too, and before you know it, you’re trying to help your new band come up with a name, and finally, everyone settles on The Killers. You start working iron out a demo song called Mr. Brightside.
Next thing you know, you’re given the boot and a new bassist is subsequently hired. The song is retooled with a new bassist and goes on to put the new local band on the global map, in addition to getting signed by Warner Bros.’ music label. The band’s star continues to rise, and all you can do is watch it, and try auditioning for other bands.
Or say you just moved to your new digs and were cleaning out the attic and found some stuff that the previous tenant left there. A bunch of old movie posters and other movie memorabilia – basically crap you don’t need. So you throw them all into the trash. Several weeks later you see an interview on Pawn Stars where Ralph Deluca is pointing out how those exact same posters you discarded are worth several hundred thousand dollars in the collectors market place.
Man, must suck to be you.
But hey, at least it’s the dry heat. You could have been a guy named Pete Best, a Brit best known as the Beatles’ original drummer from 1960 to 1962. Not only did you play in The Beatles, your mum – who owned and operated the Casbah Coffee Club out of the family home’s cellar – gave your new band a forum where it played its first gigs. Then, two years into it, on August 16, 1962, you’re replaced by a guy named Ringo Starr without being given a clear explanation why. And the rest is history. Wouldn’t have mattered if you had your best haircut or were the most popular seller of prom dresses.
What about soundtracks?
I recently watched a couple of movies with the best soundtracks. The first, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels was a big hit years ago. I have watched it dozens of times and it is one of my favorites. This is not only because the quality of movie it is but also because of the soundtrack. If you have not seen it, I highly recommend it. The next was much more recent and a cartoon movie. I know what you are thinking, Why are you watching a cartoon movie? (Don’t judge me) Who doesn’t enjoyed a movie with their kids from time to time? This movie literally rocks! It is a story about little fairies and goblins fighting over love potion. That is not why it is good. Matter of fact I barely watched the storyline much at all. (It entertained the heck out of my kids though) I got to listen to some of my favorite music being introduced to my kids and they were loving it.