Things I maybe would do over if I could? Well, I left Seattle in 1995, right before the Seattle explosion happened & everyone & their mother got signed. The upside was I went to Hollywood where I played w/Duff from Guns N Roses right before they got a deal. I got Duff a job at the office supply place I worked & still remember him telling me, "Hey, this band I'm jamming with wrote a song yesterday called "Welcome to the Jungle", I think it sounds pretty good." The funny thing is I wanted to kick him out of my band because he was always late....shows how little I know.... : ) Years later when one of the GnR bios came out I was surprised to see that a poster for one of their early gigs that I had drawn w/a sharpie marker was used as the centerfold for the book. That was pretty cool.
Jeff from PJ went to the U of M in the early 80's & he used to come see my band before he even owned a bass. I moved to Seattle first & he moved over & slept on my floor for 2 months until I moved out. Like I said though, these guys both worked very hard & had a lot more dedication than I did so I'm truely happy for them.
"Regrets, I've had a few...but then again too few to mention....: )
rebel wrote:So Randy, I know a little about your history, did you make any real mistakes, band wise like bands you could have joined but didn't. The reason I ask is a buddy of mine was in the music scene in the 60's in the Haight and hung with Grace and company but never made it more than backup for a few groups but he talked of missed opportunities, we lost touch after he no longer worked for the company I worked for as for him, the job was a filler till he could get back to band work.