Soft Silicone, Hard Acrylic, and Managing a Trio – GigGab 115

One quick glance at the title and you know this isn’t your average GigGab episode. Thankfully, we’re not that shallow… it is very much your normal GigGab episode. In fact, we dig into every aspect: the touchy feely? Covered. Gear? Covered. Practical how-to-style lessons? Covered! All of this, and more, just as you’ve come to expect each and every time to press “Play” to listen to Paul and Dave. There’s nothing to be afraid of here. Just do it!

Chapters/Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 GigGab 115 – Monday, May 15, 2017
  • 00:01:27 The Beauty of a Trio
  • 00:04:45 Uptown Rehearsal tonight
  • 00:07:39 Here’s your job!
  • 00:09:36 What’s your style in the band?
  • 00:16:13 Weird Drum Parts
  • 00:17:29 Touch Matters!
  • 00:19:34 Learning Lyrics
  • 00:24:35 Forgetting Lyrics
  • 00:25:03 Dan-IEMs: Soft Silicone or Hard Acrylic?
  • 00:29:12 Slacking the love – Loving the Slack
  • 00:34:09 GG Outtro

Exploring the Drummer’s Vantage Point – GigGab 114

Drummers always seem to have a different perspective, and perhaps that’s because they literally have a different place from which they view a gig. If there’s a theme to this episode, that’s certainly a contender! Double-bookings happen, though, and Dave found himself in that scenario. He and Paul talk through what to do in that situation. To start, though, a quick conversation about trusting your crew. That’s an important element in the enjoyment of a gig. All of this just one click away. Press play and enjoy!

Chapters/Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 GigGab 114 – Monday, May 8, 2017
  • 00:03:39 How much sound gear is enough?
  • 00:06:30 Get to the gig… and it’s double-booked!
  • 00:13:23 Fighting for your guys!
  • 00:19:33 Drummer’s Vantage Point
  • 00:26:45 Line of sight to everyone
  • 00:27:35 Who has the baton?
  • 00:30:28 Four hour gigs?
  • 00:32:07 Managing the weather
  • 00:34:00 Sitting in!
  • 00:34:48 Those “Nirvana Days”
  • 00:36:22 Always Be Performing!

Can Anyone Hear the Elephant on the Stage? – GigGab 113

elephant with an electric guitar and a microphoneIt’s time to get pensive, folks. First, your two favorite weekend warriors discuss the “poison in the locker room” mentality that often is the precursor to a band-wide bitch-session. Then it’s on to the aftermath of the bitch-sesh that eventually leads to someone asking, “why do we do this gig, anyway?” That’s a valid question to ask, as long as you ask it of the right person. Paul and Dave will guide you on this. Lastly, it’s all about elephants, and that’s all we’re going to tell you. Press play for more, on GigGab!

Chapters/Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 GigGab 113 – Monday, May 1, 2017
  • 00:01:17 The emotional waver of giggings
  • 00:04:52 Poison in the locker room
  • 00:08:44 Communication leads to confidence
  • 00:10:51 How tactful is too tactful?
  • 00:14:46 The gig gets weird
  • 00:15:10 The frustration of that for which you’re not responsible
  • 00:20:52 Dealing with playing a rough gig
  • 00:24:20 The risks and benefits of Bitch-sessions
  • 00:29:00 Can we still have any fun?
  • 00:31:04 Can anyone hear the elephant in the room?