You know that special moment when your band gets to that point where everything’s flowing and you operate on one heartbeat? Paul and Dave each experienced that this weekend in different ways and, of course, they share their experiences.
That’s not all it’s about, though. When you bring in songs for your band, how do you manage your expectations as to what that song should (or will) be when it’s ready to play? Not always easy, especially if the song means something to you separate from all that.
And, of course, Elvis Costello is on the minds of your two favorite weekend warriors… and a Nick Lowe story is thrown in for good measure!
Every show has a theme, and after your two favorite Weekend Warriors took a week off from podcasting, they’ve had a lot to think about. It’s no surprise, then, that the theme of this episode is thinking. When is thinking good, and when is it bad? How many gigs is too many, and what should you be thinking about during, before, and after each one?
What happens when someone else shares their thoughts with you? Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton share all of this – and more – on Gig Gab for you this week.
00:00:00 Gig Gab 174 – Monday, July 23, 2018
00:02:14 The value and privilege of prep time
00:06:05 Sometimes you play the show, sometimes it plays you!
00:08:27 Your brain is not your friend
00:09:47 Hamilton’s Law – Once you go to the brain, you’re dead
Drummer, producer, composer, and singer, Buddy Gibbons talks through his start in marching band, how traditional grip unlocked his entire career, and simply provides lesson after lesson for anyone wanting to create a living playing music. Informative, inspirational, and simply charming, Buddy walks through it all for Paul and Dave and all of you with his head held high. Press play, download, and enjoy!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 173 – Monday, July 9, 2018
00:01:00 Setlist negotiation on headline gigs
00:03:11 Buddy Gibbons, drummer, producer, composer, singer, you name it!
00:04:17 The invisible rock star
00:05:00 Always preparing for the next thing
00:06:03 Music for television
LA Dodgers in-stadium music
00:08:50 Marching band geek
Second band, first chair, never first/first
00:10:14 Traditional Grip = First Chair
00:11:07 Starting all over again in LA
Zildjian endorsement deals
00:12:13 Don’t worry about getting a gig, focus on building your career
Well, kind of. You have the power to choose how you emote on stage, and there’s a lot of power behind choosing happy songs. Paul and Dave talk about this, and how to go about it. But that’s not all… outdoor gigs, goals vs. systems, and Dave’s process for learning and rehearsing for The Who’s Tommy are all part of this week’s show. Press play and enjoy!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 172 – Monday, July 2, 2018
00:01:21 Sweatin’ on Stage
00:01:45 Playing on the beach!
00:04:49 Managing competition vs. respect
00:07:24 “How can I earn more of your business?”
00:10:38 Some fans like clubs, everyone likes outdoor gigs!