Songs, Lessons, Resolutions, and Synchronicity – Gig Gab 195

It’s been 195 episodes and almost four years. Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton take you through some lessons they’ve learned this year. What lessons have you learned? Send ’em in to feedback@giggabpodcast.com.

Chapters/Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Songs, Lessons, Resolutions, and Synchronicity – Gig Gab 195 – Monday, December 31, 2018
  • 00:01:10 What does New Years Eve mean?
  • 00:04:41 Hedwig and Rocky!
  • 00:07:41 Lessons and Resolutions
    • It doesn’t pay to be cute
    • Read the contract
  • 00:12:46 Uphold the value of the arts
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  • 00:21:13 Think about Sound/Tone/Volume
  • 00:26:58 Have an agreement amongst your band
  • 00:34:52 Resolutions
  • 00:43:38 GG 195

Satisfying Setlists and Christmas Wish Lists – Gig Gab Podcast 194

Setlist with danger sign on it - Satisfying Setlists and Christmas Wish Lists – Gig Gab Podcast 194Your weekend warriors love gear as much as the next musician, so they each take some time to talk through a few things on their Gigging Christmas Wishlists. But first, it’s time for a few discussions.

Do you have trouble memorizing your lyrics? The guys talk through their tips and strategies for that… as well as commiserating about how difficult some tunes can be to internalize!

Paul then talks Dave through the process of building setlists that are satisfying to everyone, band and audience alike. The priorities involved in this process are varied and treacherous, and a few wrong steps can land your band in a bad spot with not only audiences, but amongst yourselves, too.

All this and more!

Know Your Place Amongst Your Fellow Musicians – Gig Gab Podcast 193

Musicians getting together and chattingDoes multitasking work? Wait, what were you doing? You were listening to Gig Gab. Press play to resume hearing Paul and Dave talk through how to know – and respect – your place amongst your fellow musicians. Lots to sort through here, folks, and your two favorite weekend warriors get the job done!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 193 – Monday, December 10, 2018
  • 00:01:10 Multitasking doesn’t work
  • 00:03:53 Giving Yourself the Gift of Time
  • 00:08:22 Know and Respect Your Relationship with Music
  • 00:12:08 The Vibe of an Event
  • 00:16:00 Dos and Don’ts of Networking
  • 00:30:24 Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
  • 00:38:00 Dave’s Acoustic Monkey Fist Gig
  • 00:50:22 GG 193

Managing Your Holiday Season Calendar & Stomp Boxes Revisited – Gig Gab Podcast 192

Managing Your Holiday Season Calendar & Stomp Boxes Revisited – Gig Gab Podcast 192Managing calendars during the holiday season – especially December – is tough. Listen to how your two favorite weekend warriors are each addressing their December scheduling dilemmas. Then it’s time to revisit the concept of vocal stomp boxes – and stomp boxes, in general. Your comments helped open Dave’s eyes (and mind!) on these, and he and Paul share their further thoughts on the subject. Press play and enjoy!