With a new album come new streams! On August 23 we will release our new album “Perspectives & Objectives”. Until that date we will stream new songs from the album every Monday.
Our guest writer this week is no other than our ex bass player, mister Tim Vantol. Being quite the work horse himself, he wrote a few lines about the subject of this song.
Everyone seems to understand how it works, but do they really? Antillectual is one of those few bands here in Europe that seem to understand it. Never give up, it won’t be easy, you will give a lot, get less back, you will lose almost everything you had, but you will get a few things back that are worth more than all you’ve lost.
For those who think it’s luck: well, the only luck we might have is that we know better than calling this luck. It has got nothing to do with luck, it’s just all about keeping on going, even when bass player nr.20 is gonna leave the band after a couple of months (sorry for that guys) .
If you still think it’s luck, this is what you should try for at least the next 2 years:
-burn your bed, go sleep on the floor.
-eat cold pasta 6 days a week.
-share the thing you love to do the most with 6 people who might be interested, 4 super drunks, 20 becoming-drunks, 2 bands that don’t even want to see other bands (and don’t understand it) and a bar-owner that will try to rip you off.
-go and sit in your car (without air conditioning / heating) for 6 hours a day.
Would you still call it luck?
Maybe we are lucky as we understand that we have to work hard to do what we love to do.
For the upcoming touring musicians: you will probably never become rich (money-wise), but you will become rich (knowledge and story-wise).
Pre-order “Perspectives & Objectives”, or a package including it and receive a stream right after.
Work Horses vs Show Ponies
Feel free to parade on the dog and pony show
We’ll carry our load in the meantime
Don’t call it just luck, what happens off stage you don’t know
It’s simply a choice, make up your mind
Alright stop, collaborate and listen
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
Who told you that this was going to be easy?
Nobody told you that you would surely prevail
What holds you back from doing as you please?
Those who never try will never fail
But who knows, all placed bets might turn out wrong
I’ll stick with this horse for as long as it’s on the run
I’ve looked it up, I’ve tracked it down in the brochure
But couldn’t find “give up” or “slow down”
The only road to good shows is bad ones. Just go start having a bad time, and if you don’t give up, you will get better.
- Louis C.K.
Being in this band is our main passion, giving it our all. I’m sure we told you before. But as with anything else in life, if you love (doing) something, it will take a lot of time and energy to make it work and get ahead. There’s no luck and less talent than you think involved. In the end it’s only one decision: Start a band.