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Three Toed Stripper – Quitting the Band Today

July 8th, 2007 · 22 Comments

Story

This song was written out of frustration with Mustard Seed Fate.  I highly recommend going there and listening to their music, and reading the comments they posted at the bottom to understand what I was dealing with.
It’s pretty much all in the lyrics. After dealing with the drama of using Desperate as it Seems, it just seemed that the band was going nowhere.

We got drunk a lot during practice, and it was just a bad deal. It seemed to me that we were not going anywhere.

I suppose I shouldn’t make this all about me. After all Charles Kopak “CJ” did the background vocals on this song, and we released it under Three Toed Stripper.

Lyrics

I’m quitting the band today
If they’d ever show up
I’m quitting the band today
But you never show up

I remember last time you guys got serious.
You never called made me furious.

I’m so sick of your druggie double mindedness (4x)

I remember last time you guys got serious.
You never called made me furious.

I’m so sick of your druggie double mindedness (4x)

Sitting and waiting, and waiting and waiting for a phone call

So much time i have wasted
So many lies I have tasted
So many dreams you have ruined

Am I loosing my edge?

Sitting and waiting, and waiting and waiting for a phone call

So much time i have wasted
So many lies I have tasted
So many dreams you have ruined

So I must sit down and play alone

Sitting and waiting, and waiting and waiting for a phone call

So much time i have wasted
So many lies I have tasted
So many dreams you have ruined

I’m quitting the band today
If they’d ever show up
I’m quitting the band today
But you never show up

I remember last time you guys got serious.
You never called made me furious.

I’m so sick of your druggie double mindedness (4x)


Tags: Metal · Music

22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DEZ FROM MSF // Feb 15, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    so, not to much to say this is just a foot note in the mighty mustardseedfate history. We still get drunk we still don’t give a fuck and we are further along with our music than ever.We play California shows AZ,NV every weekend, we are working on our fourth cd and we are the house band at the famous bk lounge in California were voodoo glow skulls started. Id say all and all were still kickin ass and for the people that aren’t with the band any more is a good thing. They were holding us back and could not keep up with us musicale in msf terms they sucked. Only three of them i respect joe, dan, timmy.Fuck the rest of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. IT RHYMES WITH SPERM HA! HA! DON’T TALK SHIT IF YOU DON’T WANT IT TALKED BACK LET IT GO!! YOU NEVER FIT IN WITH US ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2 DEZ FROM MSF // Feb 15, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    O YAH FOR THE RECORD WE NEVER CALLED YOU BACK IN THE DAY BECAUSE WE WERE TRYING TO FIND A NICE WAY TO FIRE YOU THAT WHY YOU WERE WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING ON A PHONE CALL!! KEEP WAITING MOTHER FUCKER IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!!!!!!!LOVE MSF

  • 3 admin // Feb 15, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    You can listen to all of MSF’s great tunes at http://www.myspace.com/mustardseedfatelisteners

  • 4 Liam Sand // Feb 15, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Those guys suck! They think they’ve got it made and that you’re the looser.

    ERM you’re the one that has a real life, a wife and kids to be proud of. You’d have none of that if you were still with those loosers.

    Dez has his life, a life filled with bitterness and hate, it shows in his music.

    Thank God He set you free from that entanglement. Let the dead burry the dead.

  • 5 DEZ FROM MSF // Feb 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

    That funny all the guys in the band have wife and kids and are happy.We haven’t said one bad thing about this guy in fact we haven’t even talk about him in years.It one thing to write a song about it but blogging come on let it go its been like eight years.I would never wast a good song on him. Did you even hear the song who the bitter one now. That funny when your in a band people think you don’t have a real life but we all have good job make real good money and do the thing we love best make music with our friends. Some people get mad at there life, family, kids or wife that’s how they deal with life. Not us we leave all that hate, anger on the page of a song that’s the true beauty of it. So to all the haters keep our name out your mouth and will do the same,or keep hating that just drives us!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FROM THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE TO HATE- MSF- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 6 erm // Feb 16, 2009 at 11:47 am

    This is more than just a blog. It’s all the music done through the years. Well all the stuff I think I’m legally allowed to share/publish. I would put up the old MSF stuff, but to be honest there are only 4 songs that are good enough to see the light of day. (road rage, useless message, face full of novocain, addiction) Everything else is kinda crap.

    I don’t feel comfortable putting all my music on myspace, dmusic, or a similar site because I had so much time invested in promoting mp3.com when it changed ownership. I don’t want that to ever happen to my music again. That’s why this site is here.

    The whole point of this site was to put up the music with lyrics, and a story behind the songs. Which is pretty much what myspace, and all the other sites do for artists, however I don’t run the risk of loosing all my work if they decide to shutdown, or sell.

    When my site goes down it will still live on in the internet archive. I’m not sure how myspace has it’s robots.txt file set up, but I’m pretty sure they don’t want the IA (Internet Archive) bot spidering their site.

    You may notice that this article was published July 8th, 2007.

    You’re right I never did fit in. “I couldn’t keep up with you” because you never called me for practice. I guess it’s because I didn’t decide to quit my job, and get another one that was better suited for band practice times. Also because I didn’t decide to leave my wife, or kill my cats. Which at the time, with some of the things you said, it was like you were pushing me to do that.

    I remember one time you saying you were going to get really serious about this music thing, then 6 months went by before you called for a practice/recording session. That’s what the whole “I remember the last time you guys got serious” thing was about.

    You’re serious now, good, great, congratulations. I’m glad I’m not a part of it. I hope you get signed, and you’re on MTV some day.

    I don’t see it happening. Mostly because the quality of the music on your site is so bad. I could be bias. I’ll be sending a few friends of mine over that way, and ask them for their honest opinion.

  • 7 DEZ FROM MSF // Feb 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Like we care what you your friends think come to one of our show and see how big our fan base is and how many cd,shirt,we sell .But your right about one thing all the music we did together was crap.We are playing in the big cail,az,nv not little Cheyenne anymore and who are you to say anything about music you have never even played a live gig! Anyone can record a song and keep doing it over and over till it come out right but you can never pull it off on stage. You have no credit it the Cheyenne music seen or any other seen all you do is talk shit hiding behind your computer in the basement. I fill sorry for you all the hate you keep in side for msf we forgive you maybe it time you forgave your self. THE BAND YOU LOVE TO HATE MSF

  • 8 admin // Feb 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Talk all the crap you want I’ve got logs.
    grep ‘.mp3′ music.access.log | grep -v spider | grep -v bot | grep -v HEAD | grep -v seeqpod | grep -v png | grep -v soso.com | wc -l
    635

    The first entry in the log is for
    [15/Feb/2009:07:48:11 -0700]
    That means I’ve had 635 streams since Feb 15. It’s the 16th. IN ONE FREAKING DAY!

    That’ s not counting myspace, which I don’t promote, and don’t care about.

    I’m sending my music all over the planet, fans or not, people are listening.

    “Anyone can record a song and keep doing it over and over till it come out right” no apparently not, because you can’t produce a decent sounding mp3 to showcase your talent.

    I can go to seeqpod.com, skreemr.com, beemp3.com and a ton of others to find music by the-erm, but I can’t find anything by mustard seed fate. Lots of stuff by mustard seed faith …

    Good job, you can pull in a crowd. You’re living your dream. Still I wonder if you ask yourself the tough questions. Are these people here just out of habit? Are they really here just for us? Did they show up just to see us play? Do they just like the bar, and we have nothing to do with it?

    You’re right, I haven’t played many live gigs. Haven’t tried to get any. I probably couldn’t draw a crowd of 5.

    “But your right about one thing all the music we did together was crap.” I didn’t say that… I said “I would put up the old MSF stuff, but to be honest there are only 4 songs that are good enough to see the light of day. (road rage, useless message, face full of novocain, addiction) Everything else is kinda crap.”

    Don’t fill sorry for me, but if you would like you can feel sorry for me.

  • 9 DEZ FROM MSF // Feb 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    your right you cant draw even fly’s its kind of funny how more and more people keep coming to our shows and yet you hide behind a computer. Stop an ask your self how many Bord people our on the internet and look at all types of stuff they turn your music on and turn it off but would the stay and pay to see you i think not. Every body i ever shown you music to thinks it a joke the ask my if hes for real or just a funny ha ha.that why you cant start a band.Not because you dont want to it because people will know your a fake and then the jig is up. You and i no what the truth is, how dare you call your self a musician your a fake . that why you hide keep hiding it doing your music good that the only way they will listen if they only knew you cant even keep time or keep up .who’s they you say the same guy login in over and over again.

  • 10 DEZ FROM MSF // Feb 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    ALL THOUS LOG DONT MEAN SHIT IN REAL WORLD YOU HAVE NEVER EVEN BEEN OUT OF THE BASEMENT WITH YOUR MUSIC.MIKE,RICKY,DEZ,MSF

  • 11 admin // Feb 16, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I’m not really hiding, I’m not actively writing music at this time. I’m sure there are a lot of bored people out there on the internet, it doesn’t hurt my feelings one bit. If I’m getting 500 listens/downloads a day that’s pretty freaking good. Especially considering I’m doing nothing. That’s 182,500 a year. I can live with that.
    If they don’t like my music that’s ok. If they think it’s funny that’s ok. Some of it was written to be funny.

    If people think I’m fake that’s ok. I don’t have to live up to their expectations.
    The thing is my music is getting out of the basement, I don’t have to 🙂 work smart not hard.

    The music is getting out, not some manufactured image that people can worship. The music gets out I don’t have to.
    For the record I am jamming with a few people. Don’t know if it’s going to go anywhere, but that’s not the reason why I’m doing it. It’s for fun, to create, to be.

    When we’re ready I’m sure we’ll do some gigs. The thing is I’m ok with just having fun with it.

    Please do yourself a favour, and get firefox it has a built in spell checker, and increased security.

    “how dare you call your self a musician your a fake” I’ve always labeled myself as a composer in that area, and I haven’t put on that hat for quite a while. I’ve been doing a lot of coding. I guess every once in a while I do jamb.

    “if they only knew you cant even keep time or keep up” if that’s how you feel, ok.

    btw, the count is up to 737.

    Work smart not hard.
    “.who’s they you say the same guy login in over and over again.” good point, I guess I could write a script really quick that parses out the ips, and shows me unique visitors, and what files they downloaded.

    I’ll get right on that sir.

  • 12 admin // Feb 16, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Well I’m done writing the script, it appears that there were duplicate entries in the log due to people using download programs. Thanks for pointing that out. I’d hate to get an over inflated ego, and think I’m better than I really am.

    stats

    I’ll probably make some changes the script that calculates the stats, add a database or something. Make it work a little better. 172 streams/downloads a day isn’t that bad, and that’s not including the podtrack statistics. If I’m getting 100 downloads a day, that’s not that bad, still puts me at 36,500 downloads a year, and considering I don’t promote this site yippie.

    If 10% of my music stays on someone’s hard drive out there, then I’ve got 3,650 copies circulating, and that’s pretty cool. I might even be lucky enough to find a place on someone’s mp3 player.

    This is kinda cool, and I’m not doing anything. Nothing zip zero ziltch. Shoot my last post was September 27th, 2008, and that was to promote someone else’s music.

    These posts, most interaction I’ve done in the last month. That’s it.

  • 13 DEZ FROM MSF // Feb 16, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Good luck , You basement hero you. The guy that almost was. Keep lying to your self it look like its working for ya! So done wasting time on you later. O one thing some of us will be up there on feb 22 so if you got anything to say to us you will get your chance . I am sure will bump in to you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 14 admin // Feb 17, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I hope that’s not a threat.

  • 15 admin // Feb 17, 2009 at 1:35 am

    I’ve given this careful consideration. If you want me to remove this song, I will to save face, but only because I now fear for my safety and my families safety. However this post will stay here for legal reasons.

    I don’t want to die, or get beaten up over a song I wrote 6 years ago, it’s just not worth it. The whole point was to put it up to share it with the world. People like it, great, if they don’t no big deal.

    Congratulations you win. You’re better than me. I concede. You’ve threatened me into seeing the light. Long live msf.

    I’m not that hard to find. It’s really easy to figure out where I live, and I don’t want you showing up at my door with a baseball bat torturing my family. The inspiration for your lyrics has to come from some dark recess of your mind.

    I guess this makes me a coward, and I give into bullies, but there is a time to fight, and a time to walk away.

    Do not show up to my house, if you do I will call the cops, and treat it as a threat.

    Congratulations you win. I’m the looser you’re winner.

    Do you feel better now?

  • 16 DEZ FROM MSF // Feb 17, 2009 at 10:42 am

    wow you have vivid mind. No one threatened you make that clear for legal reasons. We just thought you might see your old pals over a beer or tea(ha ha).We wouldn’t go to your house. Your family has nothing to do with this. You just like making shit up and making it bigger than it really is but that how you are.You always play the victim!

  • 17 ricky from msf // Feb 17, 2009 at 10:53 am

    well erm you fuckin suck

  • 18 ricky from msf // Feb 17, 2009 at 11:01 am

    after reading all you have to say it just goes to show how kid like you really are o pitty me pitty me im erm and i suck and a really cool band gave me a chance to play with them and i fucked up and now im gonna blame them for me being a looser grow the fuck up erm you the same fuckin looser you were 9 years ago yeah thats how long its been and your still cryin an the people who come see us play love our shit we made the bar so dont get it twisted fagit we playing on stage and your playin in your cat piss smellin bug infested homeless wife livein house that all have a good day fuckin fagit

  • 19 ricky from msf // Feb 17, 2009 at 11:15 am

    are o pitty me pitty me im erm and i suck and a really cool band gave me a chance to play with them and i fucked up and now im gonna blame them for me being a looser grow the fuck up erm you the same fuckin looser you were 9 years ago yeah thats how long its been and your still cryin an the people who come see us play love our shit we made the bar so dont get it twisted fagit we playing on stage and your playin in your cat piss smellin bug infested homeless wife livein house that all have a good day fuckin fagit

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  • 20 admin // Feb 17, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    ok

  • 21 admin // Feb 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I wanted to let things simmer down. First off I’m not crying about it. I posted this song to share with the world. That’s it. No emotions involved, just a chapter in my life that’s over, and a song I wrote about it. (On the day we were supposed to jamb.)

    If you think I’m a looser, ok.

    I love my wife, just the way she is. She’s a great lady, and I’d be lost without her. If she was homeless when I met her, and giving her a place to stay makes me a looser, then so be it. I don’t own cats any more. After Tommy & Leah died it was too hard to deal with. We’re home owners now. Pretty decent house, building equity …

    I’m sober too, been 5 years. I seriously don’t think I would be if I was still in the band. If that makes me a looser then so be it.

    I make enough money that I don’t need a regular job, and I can stay home raise the kids. If that makes me a looser, then so be it. However I don’t really think money is a good way of keeping score.

    Congratulations, you’re having some success. You’re playing gigs. If that’s what you want in life, then good job.

    My offer still stands, if this song offends you, I’ll remove it.

    Just think … all this could have been avoided if you would have picked up the phone, and said “Erm we’re not gonna make practice today.”

  • 22 dez from msf // Feb 20, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    IT WAS NEVER ABOUT THE SONG. IT WAS THIS”We got drunk a lot during practice, and it was just a bad deal. It seemed to me that we were not going anywhere.” WE NEVER FORCED YOU TO DRINK AND SAYING WE WERE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.I DONT THINK WE DOING SO BAD FOR A SMALL TIME BAND FROM CHEYENNE EVERY ONE IN THE BAND WAS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING NOT PRACTICING.I CANT SPEAK FOR RICKY OR MIKE OR TIMMY.BUT BEFORE ALL THIS SHIT TALKING ON THESE BLOGS BETWEEN THE BOTH OF US,I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THE BAD TIME WITH US ONLY THE GOOD AND THERE WAS A LOT OF FUN TIMES. SO MY OLD FRIEND DON’T TAKE THE SONG DOWN I NEVER WANTED THAT. I AM GLAD THING ARE GOOD ON YOUR END. BUT I AM GLAD YOUR NOT IN THIS BAND, BECAUSE LOOK NOW YOUR SOBER YOU HAVE A WIFE AND KIDS THAT LOVE YOU. SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT CUT OUT FOR THIS LIFE STYLE.” I’m sober too, been 5 years. I seriously don’t think I would be if I was still in the band. ” MSF SHE TAKE A LOT OF YOUR MIND AND SOUL FROM YOU I DON’T DO DRUGS ANY MORE. BUT STILL DRINK,I STRUGGLE WITH THAT FROM TIME TO TIME.YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY THE MSF BEAST HAS RELEASED HER HOLD ON YOU.I STARTED THIS THING AND AM GOING TO SEE IT THROUGH EVEN IF IT KILLS ME. WE ARE NOT LOOKING TO GET SIGNED BUT THAT WOULD BE COOL WE JUST LOVE MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER WILL MY FRIENDS. FROM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BAND YOU THE TO HATE MSF

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