Always Be … Prepared (and Performing… and Nice!) – GigGab 126

broken guitar with caption "Always Be Prepared (and performing)"Listener Timothy shares a story that rings true with us and our motto: Always Be Performing! Before we get to that, though, there’s a conversation about another ABP motto: Always Be Prepared. And that doesn’t just apply to equipment – though it’s important there, too – it applies to people. Things just don’t always work out as expected, and that’s a lesson both Paul and Dave seem to continue to have to learn. Their advice: learn from them so you don’t have to make the same mistakes yourself. To do that is easy: just press play and enjoy!


  • 00:00:00 GigGab 126 – Monday, August 7, 2017
  • 00:01:09 Injuries hurt
  • 00:01:47 Sub drummer
  • 00:03:14 Finding the saturation point of your band
  • 00:04:52 The variables involved in gigging
  • 00:06:29 Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans
  • 00:07:43 Always Be … Prepared
  • 00:11:04 Timothy-Always Be Performing
  • 00:14:14 Weeknight Gig-hearsals
  • 00:15:43 Pride & Joy played Los Gatos in the Park
  • 00:16:41 Find the right songs for your band AND your crowd
  • 00:18:59 Dealing with an aggressive band
  • 00:24:29 Be mindful of your local reputation
  • 00:28:08 Shoutout to Sage!
  • 00:29:00 GG Outtro

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  1. John Regan says:

    Hey Paul, Do you play in San Francisco area? I’m sitting in the Hilton Union Square listening to gig gab and I just looked up LosGatos and see it’s an hour away. I’d love to meet you and hear you play.

    • paul says:

      Hi John – Just got this – I am in Los Gatos/San Francisco area (about an hour south) – how long are you in town? I’m playing Sunday 3 – 5pm in Los Gatos at a festival.

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