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Old 11-16-2008, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: My family don't like my being a musician....

Originally Posted by SnareBass View Post
This is STUPID!

I've been a performing musician now for two years, two as a bassist and for the last 2months, a drummer.

My problem- my family are non-musicians and seem militant in their disgust for my music.
What makes it worse is that I'm a Christian Rock drummer, and my family (for the majority) are strict atheists.
So this is causing a lot of tension and stress, mostly for me. Up until now, only my (Christian) grandparents have been to hear me play anything, at a small university event. I can't talk about playing music with them, and I can't even really play drums in the house.

Anyone got any idea what I could do to help sort this out? I've tried explaining to them how much it means but nothing has got through.
You say you are a performing musician for the last 2 years. Can you give a little more detail about that?
Are you just playing once in while, or do you play regularly and can you make a living or at least close to make a living with your music.
As far as I know you are 21, maybe your parents want to see that you actually getting somewhere with what you are doing.
I am just a little sceptical here, because I've seen it and experienced myself as a parent.
Religious belief beside, are your parents feed you ,cloth you ,and put a roof over your head, or are you contributing in any of these matters.
Do they see that you regularly gig, or you go out once or twice a month play somewhere and the rest of the time you sit at home play video games and drums.
Do you have a job to support your drumming, or do play enough so your art supports itself?
I only heard your side of the story, I would like to hear your parents side too.
Are you sure about that 5 minutes?
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