Music Mechanics – Gig Gab Podcast 202

Music is about emotion, and passion, and expression, and so many other intangible things. But how do you get there? What are the mechanics that it takes to make this happen? This is where Paul and Dave’s inspiration comes from for today’s episode.

How do you deal with playing with musicians for the first time? How do you deal with playing withOUT musicians for the first time? Are you playing music or making music?

And where the heck are you supposed to put that danged iPad?

These are the important questions, folks, and your two favorite weekend warriors endeavor to answer them for you!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 202 – Monday, February 25, 2019
  • 00:00:55 Happy Four Years! And thanks!
  • 00:04:00 No Matter What, Own the Gig, Don’t Just Survive It
  • 00:11:50 The Superstition Detour
  • 00:14:54 The value of stripping things apart
  • 00:16:24 How good is your band?
  • 00:23:10 The Mechanics of a Pick-Up Band
  • 00:30:03 Making Music vs. Playing Music
  • 00:40:20 Neal Schon’s Time Machine Tour
  • 00:42:19 Bill-iPad on Stage?
  • 00:49:38 A Time and a Place for the iPad
  • 00:55:14 Smart Phone Etiquette
  • 01:00:00 Go with the flow, or Choose your best path?
  • 01:02:00 GG 202 Outtro

Propofol Airlines & The Spank Box – Gig Gab Podcast 201

Sometimes the topics just flow. Of course, you folks do help with that… and today it’s all over the place. Paul and Dave take you on a journey that starts with revamping the airline industry, touches on the beauty of Alex Chilton’s blue-eyed-soul-inspired power pop, mentions Rick Nielsen more than once, and digs into the money conversation.

It’s true, your two favorite weekend warriors celebrate their fourth anniversary of GigGab by having a verbal jam session, and you get to be a fly on the wall. Press play and enjoy, then let us know what you think at!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 201 – Monday, February 18, 2019
  • 00:00:50 Feb 19, 2015 first GigGab release, happy four years!
  • 00:02:16 From the 2018 Gift List: Outlaw Nomad Pedal Board
  • 00:06:15 Come Fly Propofol Airlines
  • 00:09:52 New PitchSlap Cajon for Dave
  • 00:11:40 The First Blue-Eyed Soul Performer, Alex Chilton
  • 00:19:35 Four gigs in a weekend!
  • 00:22:00 Scenes matter!
  • 00:27:29 Brushes with Greatness
  • 00:31:02 Rick Nielsen
  • 00:34:45 Power Pop requires attention to nuance
  • 00:38:26 Kevin-Money Questions
    • Clearly defined (social) contract
  • 01:03:04 Gig Gab 201 Outtro

When You’ve Got it Right, Trust Yourself – Gig Gab Podcast 200

Some of the greatest art comes from an artist who trusts themselves, regardless of what others are saying, and just puts it out there. This, of course, can happen in many different forms. In music, it can be the guy who came up with an infectious piano groove to change a hit song to his liking, a songwriter who hones his tunes to perfection, a songwriter who took what she liked to hear and morphed it into her own, or in a live setting the band that trusts themselves enough to use one mic for their entire setup.

Whatever it is, confidence stems from delivering what you know is right, and your two favorite weekend warriors talk through a few examples of this they’ve come across as of late. Listen as Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton share their thoughts on all this and more. Press play… and enjoy. And remember… (say it together, now) always be performing!


The Who Are You? Episode – Gig Gab Podcast 199

How many ways do you communicate your identity or that of your band? Is it in your performance? Is it in your merchandise? Is it in your stage banter? Is it on your kick drum head? Is it in your name?

The answer is yes! And, of course, Paul and Dave have some things to add to this conversation. Even better, you folks have a bunch to add to this, too, and your two favorite weekend warriors are happy to share the feedback you’ve sent in and let it guide the conversation. You rock!

Keep it coming, folks. And press play and enjoy!