Paul and Dave take on the important – and highly-sensitive – subject of what makes a real artist. Are you in it for the money? Does that matter? What message does it send to your fellow musicians and community if you communicate that message publicly? Paul and Dave discuss. Then a related discussion: what is the definition of a professional musician? That one gets discussed, too, by your two favorite weekend warriors on this week’s Gig Gab. Press Play… and enjoy!
00:00:00 GigGab 138 – Monday, October 30, 2017
00:01:06 Under-rehearsing as a function of logistics!
00:06:23 Recreating those 80s sounds
How much of the original tune really matters?
00:07:29 I’m not in it for the money!
00:10:09 There’s always someone that wants the money for your gig
00:13:23 Earning money for a gig is a responsibility
00:15:26 Is a starving artist more of an artist than one who succeeds?
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!
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
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!
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!
Paul 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!
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