Washing the Dirty Laundry of the Music Business – Gig Gab 137

Paul and Dave talk through what happens when you spend some social capital and air your dirty laundry… because Paul did this recently … and so did Dave! What are the risks, what are the rewards, and what are the unintended consequences? Listen as your two favorite weekend warriors chat it through!

Chapters/Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 GigGab 137 – Monday, October 23, 2017
  • 00:00:41 Petty Show
  • 00:02:54 Find a concept, and then don’t oversaturate it!
  • 00:04:27 Building your brand around a meta concept
  • 00:09:14 Promoting your band on Facebook
  • 00:10:58 Paul’s post about a venue not being cool
  • 00:16:34 Spending social capital
  • 00:18:06 Everybody loves Dirty Laundry. Right?
  • 00:20:25 Just a warning, not a condemnation
  • 00:26:48 Do you need the gig?
  • 00:27:41 Ask for payment structure before the gig
  • 00:30:14 The benefit of the doubt… only goes so far.
  • 00:31:40 Email vs. Voice
  • 00:35:00 Would you play with a musician that took a gig there?
  • 00:38:16 “I don’t do it for the money”
  • 00:38:53 A carefully-measured response
  • 00:40:50 Who should your emotions communicate with?
  • 00:43:47 GG 137 Outtro

The Grandma Factor – Gig Gab 136

Dissecting different types of working bands, it’s time to look into what makes a band a wedding band. Could your band make the leap? Would you want to? Paul and Dave discuss. Then it’s on to finalizing the process for Paul’s drummer auditions, including how much the band should talk about the process during the process. All of this … and more… on this week’s Gig Gab!

Chapters/Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 136 – Monday, October 16, 2017
  • 00:01:01 Cover Band Central
  • 00:02:17 Watching your own band!
  • 00:06:38 At weddings… it’s not about you!
  • 00:08:09 The Sweet Caroline response has permeated
  • 00:08:46 The Grandma Factor
  • 00:10:31 Managing the volume of wedding gigs
  • 00:13:57 Recognizing how great your band is
  • 00:16:00 Bruno Mars
  • 00:19:03 Dissecting the boys club vibe
  • 00:26:10 It’s not the wedding band’s job to be clever
  • 00:29:01 Petty tributes explode!
  • 00:31:09 Dead Guy Tunes
  • 00:32:30 Organizing a Petty tribute
  • 00:35:32 Houserocker drummer auditions coming up!
  • 00:37:13 Do you dissect during the audition process?
  • 00:44:37 GG Outtro

Replaying the Hits, and Reevaluating Your Habits – GigGab 135

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It’s time for some dissecting, folks. Dave and Paul spend some time dissecting Yes, the band, and then dissecting their own bands and projects. Finding what works, what doesn’t, and being careful not to over-analyze and change too much is the goal. Listen and follow along!

Chapters/Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 GigGab 135 – Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 00:00:20 That floating Petty Groove
  • 00:01:37 Yes – Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman
  • 00:06:23 Dissecting Yes’s Harmonies
  • 00:08:43 Favorite Yes song to play?
  • 00:10:59 Subbing yourself out
  • 00:14:50 Watching another band
  • 00:17:54 Competition
  • 00:18:19 Reprising a previous show
  • 00:22:21 Beatles Mad Haus
  • 00:24:23 Fling Fests
  • 00:28:40 Looking to the future
  • 00:30:22 Changes!
  • 00:31:19 Shared Crisis revisited

3 minutes, 4 Chords, and The Truth: Remembering Tom Petty – GigGab 134

3 Minutes, 4 Chords, and The Truth: Remembering Tom Petty – GigGab 134Paul and Dave take a moment – actually, an entire episode – to reflect upon what Tom Petty and his music meant to each of them. They have quite different stories to tell… press play, listen, and enjoy!

Chapters/Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 GigGab 134 – Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
  • 00:01:07 Tom Petty
  • 00:02:43 Watch out for cocaine, folks
  • 00:04:12 All the gifts Tom Petty left for “classic rock” cover musicians
  • 00:05:04 The history of Tom Petty
  • 00:07:22 Three Minutes, Four Chords, and The Truth
  • 00:09:15 Those grooves, those changes
  • 00:09:44 Dave’s long road to Tom Petty
  • 00:12:46 Listen to Her Heart
  • 00:17:18 Difficult Petty songs to play
  • 00:19:15 Paul’s Tom Petty Tribute night
  • 00:19:58 Always Capitalize on (this) good fortune
  • 00:25:58 Petty’s Drummers
  • 00:27:53 Sonic Deliciousness
  • 00:28:57 Dave Grohl played in The Heartbreakers!
  • 00:32:52 Thanks to Tom Petty
  • 00:34:15 Are Kids into Petty?
  • 00:37:13 GG 134 Outtro