Maybe some of you remember my story: Working with professional artists[^]
Well... today is the day! In roughly 14 hours I will sit on-stage behind a drum kit and I will have to play live-on-stage a song together with the band!
I am so damned nervous... couldn't sleep well, trained the song over and over and over again... I am close to the point that "I can't hear it anymore! Arrghh"
All my friends, family and even lots of my colleagues at work will be there tonight... oh man... if I crush this... I'll dig a hole and jump in!
Luckily it's a rather small gig, not really a pure "friends&family" show but we are not on an open air stage, we play in a club/bar tonight, so the amount of people is limited. At least there will not be ten thousands of people watching me fail
I will post the video tomorrow if that's ok and then I'll also post the link to the app so you can take a look at the work the band and I did together.
For now, I have two things that I want to ask and tell:
First, what would you do? Imagine you are in my situation. You are about to do one of those once-in-a-lifetime things and you know, lots of people will be watching. What's your "Plan B", if something goes wrong? I mean... I really don't want to break the song but especially when drumming and you are over-nervous, your perception changes, time has a different speed, you see some things in slomo... and "time" is EVERYTHING behind the drums... The guitarist told me, his best trick right before a gig is a beer 1 hour before they start, a second beer 45 minutes before, a third 30 minutes before... well I guess you see the algorithm... I think I will trust him and I will use the same trick
Second, more important:
The band and I have a problem. I can "only" do Android Apps. I don't own a Mac and probably never will, I never had an iPhone but there still plenty iPhone users out there.
We are looking for someone (preferrably in Central Europe, but today on this planet, physical location doesn't matter that much) who would like to join us and port the App to iOS.
But I want to make one thing clear: There is no money involved. It is a Fan-Project, I did it for free for the Band because I damned LOVE their music, and anyone who ports this to iOS will do it for free, for the fun of it too. Are you someone who would be interested in that project?
Android is live, so there are no surprises, a quite simple server-file-format for the content files, the app is a more-or-less-sophisticated parser for content files, plays youtube-videos, shows lyrics.
It's not a technical nightmare, it's straight forward. I can give extensive docs about the format, and this should be possible in a short time (prob less than 100 hrs) in your free time.
Anyone interested to be part of a Fan Project? Your skills should cover: Async web requests, embed youtube videos, background checks (once a day) for new content, show notification.
You need to have an active developer account with apple and you will/may/must publish the app under your account/your name. THE APP IS YOURS AND STAYS YOURS. No Ads allowed. This is a free-fan-app with no monetarization background.
Your benefits would definitely be that you will meet the band (if you are luckily located in Vienna, Austria, Central Europe, Planet Earth, Milky way ) and join them in the studio, maybe even play along with them if you know how to play an instrument or if you can sing. Oh, and if you speak German, at least a little bit, it would help too
Leave me a reply if you are interested.