I've always approached music with an ageless, raceless, demographically indifferent outlook. My drumming mantra: "If you can play, I'll accompany you." I really care about nothing else. Musicianship is my only focus.
Email is the cowards way out.Hi MRF. I too had the same problem. In the first part of February after 12 years I received an email telling me that because of my age (60) and some health issued, my services were know longer needed. I could see their point but, by email, I was a little hurt to say the least. They were like my kids too me.
That's crazy man - I'm sorry to hear that, but obviously you're better off without them. You'll find a better fit with people who wouldn't do something like that via e-mail.Hi MRF. I too had the same problem. In the first part of February after 12 years I received an email telling me that because of my age (60) and some health issued, my services were know longer needed. I could see their point but, by email, I was a little hurt to say the least. They were like my kids too me.
I think Joey Kramer has had similar issues with Aerosmith!! I guess it can happen to anyone?!I feel for you. It sounds like an excuse to me too. Too bad they didn't have the balls to be honest.
Find a new gig and play on.
I brought this guy up before in another thread but it's applicable here too. George Schwindt got tossed in 2015 from Flogging Molly for a lame reason. Again, sounded like an excuse.
The founding drummer for the band Flogging Molly claims the band flogged him in more ways than one and now he's filed a lawsuit against them.theblast.com
I took grief for not sweating on stage from a band member once. He couldn't believe I was working hard enough. Moron....
Last time I checked it was about playing the tunes well with technique, feel, dynamics and solid meter. Oh and maybe a stick twirl here or there for the show.
If you want sweat, hit the sauna.....
That's my first thought too. Sounds like an excuse, and you're probably better off not being around people that will use something like a pandemic to justify letting someone go.Sounds to me like they're using Covid related concerns as an excuse. Given their attitude, you're probably better off out of it sooner rather than later anyhow. Sorry to hear of your treatment. You may have just dodged a bullet.
..I hate to say this. but, Musicians can be the most shifty back-stabbers!..