The Worlds First Wiki Band
- Opera School
- Band Aid Syndrome
- Wiki Wiki*
- Built-In Advantages
- The Bullshoals of Kualapuu
*"Wiki Wiki" is nominated for the very prestigious (but never awarded) Band Name Of The Month. Wiki Wiki is nominated not for the name itself, but for the concept. I hereby propose the world's first Wiki Band.
A Wiki band is different from other bands in the sense that if you don't like something about it, you can come up and do it yourself. This simple but direct concept allows you to, for instance, fire the crappy drummer and replace him with an SR-16, put an stop to the endless wanking of jam band guitar solos, or play the B3 organ part of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" yourself when the keyboard player is butchering it.
Think about this: The next time five white guys get up at a bar and start playing bass-heavy 12-bar blues with random drumming and Nigel Tufnel guitar riffs, imagine standing up and saying "Guys, I'm gonna have to cut you off. It's been done. It's been done to death. Let's try something new. Drummer, you learn to count to four. Bass player, you need both rhythm and some serious EQ. Guitarist, you need to get over yourself. And vocalist, you suck, and you haven't even started yet. There's a reason people get up to dance only when the live band takes a break."
The concept of a Wiki Band is almost too good to be true. I mean, if you think about it, all the garage bands in the world could be replaced with just a few Wiki Bands, as people get inspired, try to make a go of it, get fed up, and quit.
And all the negative baggage of the wiki concept applies as well, as millions of opinionated but musically talentless singers try to force song set lists on the real musicians. Why, some kind of collaborative decision making tree would be required for even the simplest music making steps.
In short, being a member of a Wiki Band would become a lot like being a member of a real band.