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A turning point in my life.... I guess.

It kills me to have to say this, but...

Due to scheduling conflicts, I have decided to step down as keyboardist for Electric Doormat.

I love the boys oh so very much, but it's not fair to them that I can't be there, haven't been able to be there in a very long time. I will continue to support and promote them and believe in them in everything that they do.

I also cannot thank them enough, especially Ben, for allowing me to be part of such a wonderful thing. And ya never know where life may take us - we may be able to collaborate in the future.

Please continue to show them your love and support by adding them to your myspace and ordering cds and seeing shows and and and....

I'm extremely heartbroken and have been crying for two days at having to make the decision, including sobbing in the middle of Barnes & Noble yesterday.

Aprils always seem to bring great change for me. April 2003 was when I made the split secondish decision to move back up here. In fact, a year ago today was when I fell in a bush and couldn't use my left hand for days to finish packing.

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newroticgirl
Apr. 14th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
:(
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks, dear.
cynjja_galt
Apr. 14th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry my dear. This sounds like a really tough decision. I'm not going to offer you platitudes, just a cyber backpat. Take care.
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
It was, and sometimes a cyber backpat helps the world seem oh so much better.
memojuez
Apr. 15th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
*HUG*
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hun. I knew you would understand.
memojuez
Apr. 19th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
You are welcome.
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aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Exactly. It's like deciding to walk away from a deep relationship with four people that has taken so much passion and... EVERYTHING over the last year and a half.

If I hadn't quit, though, they would have probably had to boot me, as I couldn't come to practices. This way, we can remain friends. Besides, they said that they're not replacing me, so down the road if things work out differently....
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aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks, dear.
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aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
I will always be a rawk aubster. ;)
macmanchad
Apr. 15th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Are you still going to play the Roseland?
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Unfortunately, no. I want to still go and support them, but as I told Ben, it all depends upon how raw it still is by the 28th. I had a massive dream to play the Roseland since I saw my first concert ever there at age 15, and to be standing there the whole time, thinking "omg, I could have been UP there with them!!!".... not sure if I can handle that by then.

The May 11th show, fer sher, I want to be able to go then.
kiwi
Apr. 15th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
*Hug* That's such a hard thing to do, but vivapink is right...you still rock the casbah.
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear. That means so much.
spindell
Apr. 16th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
aw man... It's so damn hard to make decisions like that, because it's not as though you don't love what you're doing, it's just there comes a point when you can't do everything.

*hug* I admire you being brave enough.
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Exactly. And my band mates shouldn't suffer because I have things that I have to work out.

Thanks for your admiration. :)
darker_one
Apr. 16th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
That must have been a hard decision. Sorry to hear that you had to give it up... I know how much you enjoyed it.
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Extremely difficult, one of the hardest I've ever had to make. I will definitely continue to pursue music, just... not quite sure what that outlet will be yet.
operatic
Apr. 16th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
*hug!*
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear.
ornotmajestic
Apr. 19th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I just saw this now. :( That's what I get for being LJ-absent for a few weeks. I miss all the important things! :(

I'm SO sorry to hear this, but I'm proud of you for doing what you need to do. *HUGS* You will always be a rockstar to me! I'll even throw my boxer-briefs at you!
greenminions
Apr. 20th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
I hope you come out of rock star retirement.
aubkabob
Apr. 22nd, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I will one day. Where that day will take me, who knows? Rejoining Doormat, finding a band closer to where I live, or going solo? All are tempting.
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