Who is Your Band’s MacGuyver? – Gig Gab Podcast 140

First, your two favorite Weekend Warriors talk through creating your own event by answering Kevin’s “What is FLINGFest?” question. This opens up many avenues for Paul and Dave to discuss, and that takes them and you on a journey. For any other podcast that would be enough, but not GigGab. After this, it’s time to talk about equipment problems. Taboo subject, yes, but it’s a necessary one and there’s no fear here. What do you do to prevent equipment issues, and how prepared are you for dealing with them in the moment? All this is discussed, too. It’s like two episodes in one!


  • 00:00:00 GigGab 140 – Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • 00:02:06 Kevin-What is FLINGFest?
  • 00:06:53 Define the vibe and the intent
  • 00:08:14 Finding a space
  • 00:09:17 “Four-walling” a gig
  • 00:11:37 Paul’s (now-recurring!) Tom Petty Tribute night
  • 00:15:32 Infrastructure matters
  • 00:18:03 Risks beyond your financial investment
  • 00:19:56 Know your audience and your mission
  • 00:21:29 Joe Sharino Band
  • 00:25:36 Don’t compete on price
  • 00:28:00 Manage perceptions
  • 00:29:36 What is a professional band?
  • 00:30:06 Proactively replacing gear
  • 00:36:17 Drum hardware reliability
  • 00:38:39 Having a MacGuyver in your band
  • 00:41:15 Distilling down the important parts and faking the rest
  • 00:45:20 Any line could be the most important line to someone watching
  • 00:48:28 Your job: learn how to identify the important parts of a song!
  • 00:51:04 Thanksgiving coming up!
  • 00:51:47 GG 140 Outtro

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