How tough do the tough conversations get in your band? Today Paul and Dave talk through some of their experiences with that, especially as it relates to band members relative preparedness levels. Yeah, that’s a mouthful, and that’s not all there is in this episode.
Your two favorite weekend warriors have been busy. Paul’s been digging into what it takes to raise your price, and he and Dave talk through that. Dave’s been busy with two tech weeks happening simultaneously this week… and that meant he ignored one of his superstitions… and got caught!
Hear all about this and more during Gig Gab. Press play and enjoy!
Today, Paul and Dave jump from subject to subject in a seemingly random fashion (hint: whatever they write next, it was random). But it’s never truly random, is it? Nope. This one is about ego. Seeing egos on stage, managing your own ego, when to have one, when to suppress it, and when to use strobe lights to manufacture it! (Ok, you’re going to have to listen for the explanation on that last bit).
But really, the big question to be answered is: what are hackles?
(No, seriously. They ask this question like three times in the episode. Just send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so they don’t ask again next week!)
All this – and much, much more – in Gig Gab today. Download, press play, and enjoy!
Today Paul and Dave get cerebral, which is fitting given where the conversation goes. Come sit at the Grown-Ups’ Table (just this once!) and enjoy a heady conversation about managing all day gigs, managing the song list, fostering FOMO and, of course, the “Sweet Home Alabama” vs. “Freewill” discussion.
Whether you’re a band or a solo artist, a musical performance is always a collaboration. There are sound engineers, bandmates, audience members, and venue staff that are all involved in making your performance a success. Today Paul and Dave talk through the realities of this, both objectively as outsiders and also what it’s like to deal with it all in the moment. “Intentional collaboration” becomes the theme of this episode, though “being a good musical citizen” or, if successful, “the mutual admiration society” would also fit.
Going with their new trend, your two favorite weekend warriors include a couple of tips in this episode, too. Press play, listen, and enjoy. Then write in to email@example.com and let Paul and Dave know what you think!