i'm sure there are more people who could be inducted into the guild, no question about that.

not people who have been around a long time, but the most professional people.

when i first invited people into the guild, i looked for people who fit a certain profile.

1. giggs or used to gig for a living.

2. intelligent discussions including a good handle on theory

3. life experience as a musician.  you guys know what it means to play for an audience that doesn't care, you know what it means to be invited to the table with pretty girls for shots of expensive whisky during set breaks, some of you probably know about stepping into the alley for a quick puff between sets. that sort of thing.

just being around on the board for a while doesn't count, you gotta be a cat of some kind, the experience, and the mindset of a pro musician.

so if there are people like that here who should be invited, let me know.

nor is a great theoretician, but he doesn't strike me as a guy you can get drunk with between sets.  cynbad obviuosly knows a lot of what she talks about, but she's not a professional gigging musician.

let me know what you think.
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