you think all fantastic songs are at least 7 min. long. A truly amazing song has some sort of bass/drum solo. Synth is used. you start in the early 70s, and you still make albums to this day, without stopping. your married. You survived the 70s. uhh, you play in really weird keys. Your drummer writes the lyrics. your a power trio (rush/triumph) from Canada. youve put out at least 15 albums. your lyrics are about anything normal. you write 20 min prog-operas. you have written a 46 min song (dream theater.)
Found these on a website:
- You like it when your daily commute to work is an hour or more each way so you have time to listen to a few complete songs on your headphones.
- You discover how interesting sex is when done in 13/16
- You hear music on the radio in this crazy, unfamiliar time signature you can't quite place and later discover it is 4/4.
- When you have to remove prog from a 160GB iPod hardrive in favor for another prog, or better yet: buying another iPod.
~You start paying attention to time signatures and you're not a drummer/a very groove-oriented bassist.
~You sing, play a stringed instrument with one hand, some sort of synth with the other, and manage to work something in with the feet too.
~Your singer sounds like a woman but is a man.
~You've been brought onto a science fiction show's writing staff as a plot consultant in your band's downtime.
~You find the idea of a rock opera not restricting in that it makes you write a plot and make every song contribute to it, but liberating because now you can start getting these stories out of your head that were too long for your 15-minute songs.
~You find Grateful Dead concerts short.
~You invent words for your songs and your name isn't Beck.
~One of the boards making up your pedalboard is longer than the part of the song you need it for.
~You find both fingerpicking and shred alluring.
~It's a miracle you live in the age of digital instruments and DAWs, because you'd be broke making all these orchestral pieces otherwise.
~When one of your pedals breaks and starts sounding bizarre, instead of thinking "Shit, I needed that one", you think "Cool! I'll pick up a replacement later, this thing sounds neat, I should make a song with it...just copy the wiring pattern so I can get more made..."