If I hadn't spend so much time at band I could have been...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by David Mann, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    A few years back I had a couple of years off band that corresponded to a phase of getting fit. I got myself a racing bike (hard to believe if you see me now) and joined a club. I didn't do too badly so long as we avoided steep hills and I ended up as an Ok club time triallist and did some long distance rides (200 miles in a day was the most). I thought, what if I'd taken this up when I was 16? Has the world been robbed of a great cyclist (doubt it!)?

    What could you have been good at / famous for / got rich at if you hadn't spent countless hours at band?
  2. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    If I hadn't spent so much time at band I could have been . . .

    A Lumberjack! - all together now . . .


  3. HaleStorm

    HaleStorm Member

    If I hadn't spent so much time at band I could have been...

    ....drunk alot more
    ....asleep alot more
    ....working far to much
    ....going to the gym and not getting fatter
    the list could go on
  4. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

  5. MartinT

    MartinT Member

    ... depressed!
  6. JesTperfect!

    JesTperfect! Member

    A number of things!

    I was very good at netball and badminton-used to play for my county teams until I gave it for band.

    Also Dance (jazz). If I hadn't given it up I would still have been thin and fit, which are two things that I'm not but aspire to be now!
  7. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    An alcoholic probably
  8. HaleStorm

    HaleStorm Member

    i thought thats what happened when you DO play for a brass band!
  9. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    Band is on a friday night only have two hours drinking time:(
  10. brassed_off

    brassed_off Member

    Sober?? :guiness
  11. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    I would be playing Rugby if I wasn't into music.
    Thing is, I want to do it now, but don't want to lose any teeth or have an injury that affects my embouchure.

    I wouldn't be a pro, but I would be doing a lot of it at amateur level.
  12. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    On the phone arranging deps!
  13. HaleStorm

    HaleStorm Member

    unfortunatly thats the same for me, plus i have to get back to sheffield from chesterfield so thats another hour gone...so i have 1 hour pub time o fridays
  14. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    If i hadn't spent so much time at band, i could have been into homework and revision, (I Perish at the very thought)
  15. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    I was on my way to becoming a great conductor...

    but one man buses put an end to all that, went to band instead.
  16. dizzy068

    dizzy068 Member

  17. daveredhead

    daveredhead Member

    If i hadn't spend so much time at aband i could have been

    I would have been a brain surgeon, As it is, I ended up a plumber,same sort of thing, just different pipe sizes, :clap:
  18. MissRepiano

    MissRepiano New Member

    Watching soaps.................how boring!!!!!
  19. MartinT

    MartinT Member

    Well, you know what they say about brain surgery, it's not rocket science, is it??
  20. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    a champion fuchsia grower. Instead I have to settle for the runner-up title every year cos between work and band I just don't have time to do what should be done to get the title

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