For episode 100, drummer Kenny Aronoff joins to make this the episode with your three favorite working musicians! Kenny’s settles right in and talks about how he manages his crazy schedule, honors commitments, deals with setbacks, and never dwells too much on the past because he is always looking forward to the next thing. Full of more energy than Dave and Paul combined (and that’s saying something!), Kenny shares a lot of his life philosophies, too, which all focus on one thing: self-discipline and hard work. After the interview, we’re almost certain you’re going to want to read Kenny’s book, “Sex, Drums, Rock ‘n’ Roll!: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business.” Check it out!
We know you’ll enjoy listening almost as much as we had doing the show. Here’s to another 100!
Wrapping up the first 99 episodes, Paul and Dave dive straight into politics (but not in the way that you’d think!), then take a left turn into tribute band territory (but not in the way that you’d think!), and then discuss how your band should approach cover tunes (but not in the way that you’d think!) and finally discuss the Born To Run-Starship Trooper-Reggae Extravaganza (you weren’t already thinking of this!). Check it out and then stick with your two favorite Weekend Warriors as they start into the triple digits next week!
Dave’s back from a musical “destination vacation” so he and Paul discuss the merits of doing that for any band, including some that have ties to GigGab directly. Then, after Paul’s requisite Bruce Springsteen mention, your two weekend warriors share their favorite albums… and that includes another Springsteen mention! Listen to hear what inspires your music geeks here, then let us know your favorites over on Facebook, too. Download, enjoy, and always be performing, folks!
00:00:00 GigGab 98 – January 18, 2017
00:00:47 Dave’s seen some shows
00:02:11 Delay in hearing space live
00:10:28 Going for it and making mistakes – Vinnie Colaiuta
It’s the new year and that’s always a good time to take stock of where you are and focus on where you’re going. That’s true for you as a musician and for your band, as well. What’s the premise of your band? What do you, as a musician, want to focus on going forward? Paul and Dave, your two favorite Weekend Warriors, help you paint yourself a clear picture of what that looks like for 2017 and beyond!
00:00:00 GigGab 97 – January 9, 2017
00:01:28 Hired Guns
00:05:00 Who’s the target market for the gig?
00:06:29 NYE Gigs
00:07:00 Your Band’s Executive Summary / Success List
00:11:03 The Premise of a Working Band
Prepare for rehearsal
Dress for gigs
00:11:57 Painting a clear picture
00:16:28 Democracy isn’t always democratic
00:22:45 …but we need to do something!
00:28:00 Take stock, refine, and polish
00:32:00 Next week: Your (and Our) Desert Island Discs