Analyzing Your Performances – Gig Gab Podcast 213

Do you analyze your performances after the fact? If so… how long do you wait? Paul and Dave discuss the relative merits of when this is helpful, and how.

But first, a fight! Well, not really, but there’s a sternly-worded discussion to be had about sitting vs. standing at your gigs.

Paul and Dave will be playing together again next week, too, so they talk a little about that, as well… with more to come next week!

All of this and more. Press play and enjoy!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 213 – Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • 00:01:23 Meat-and-Potatoes Grooves with Paul and Dave!
  • 00:02:20 Totes McGoat – the big ears of sidepeople
  • 00:05:38 Acoustic Confidence
  • 00:07:07 The String of Houserockers Guitar Players
  • 00:08:00 A bad player is the genesis of Gig Gab
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  • 00:16:13 The Sit vs. Stand Discussion
  • 00:19:49 Check the box: From Under the Knife to Taking the Stage in One Day
  • 00:23:34 Mad Haus… Who knows?
  • 00:25:53 The benefits of immediate analysis
  • 00:29:01 Is it worth it?
  • 00:31:34 Dissecting your Dissections
  • 00:33:07 Sammy Hagar
  • 00:36:33 Night Ranger Know Who They Are
  • 00:39:30 Paul’s Top 5 Sammy Hagar Songs
    • Space Station #5
    • Red
    • Get on Your Bad Motor Scooter and Ride
    • I’ve Done Everything For You
    • Young Girl Blues
  • 00:43:26 Meet your Podcasters on Wednesday!
  • 00:45:27 GG 213 Outtro

What’s Your Scene? – Gig Gab Podcast 212

Episode image for Gig Gab Podcast 212Real estate agents and musicians share a common truth: location matters. What’s your location like? What’s your scene like? Has it changed? Have you stopped recently and really evaluated what you’ve got around you? That’s what Paul and Dave do to start today’s show.

Then it’s on to listener feedback, where Dan shares some great advice for insuring your instruments and Rob encourages your two favorite weekend warriors to share their advice on vocal mics.

Lastly, are you picky? I mean, of course you are. You’re a discerning podcast listener who knows quality when you find it! But… are you picky in your band? Do you spend time dissecting the details of every venue that you play? Are you a complainer? Are you too picky? Let’s find out together, shall we? Press play and enjoy!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 212 – Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 00:01:26 Right is Relative
  • 00:06:07 What’s My Scene?
  • 00:17:05 What have you Scene?
  • 00:20:53 Prioritize Your Salesperson
  • 00:24:04 Waxing and Waning
  • 00:28:14 Dan-MusicPro Insurance
  • 00:31:39 Ron-Vocal Mic for Singing Drummers
  • 00:36:20 How Picky is Too Picky?
  • 00:41:03 Negative Comments are Band Cancer
  • 00:48:00 Sweating the Quality Details
  • 00:53:00 Gig Gab 212 Outtro

Shared Guilty Pleasures – Gig Gab Podcast 211

Is it a jam session if no music is played? What if music is discussed? Your two favorite weekend warriors say, “yes!” to these questions, and start off the episode with a jam session about setlists.

Listen as Paul and Dave talk through a few of their recent setlist choices and how they worked out. During this, of course, you’ll learn about the beauty of shared guilty pleasures. We promise, all family-friendly!

Then it’s on to a few listener questions, including one about insuring your equipment.

Have an idea to share? Send it in to We’d love to hear from you!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 211 – Monday, May 13, 2019
  • 00:00:45 Getting your logistics together for a ticketed gig
  • 00:02:02 Give it Away Now!
  • 00:06:14 Setlist Serendipity
  • 00:12:00 Song Selection Jam Session
  • 00:20:00 Shared Guilty Pleasures
  • 00:22:29 Kevin-Visible Distractions
  • 00:28:55 Conversations on Stage
  • 00:34:28 Talking about the meaning of songs
  • 00:37:05 Kevin-Instrument Insurance
  • 00:42:16 Kevin-Storing Your Cases Behind a Backdrop
  • 00:46:25 Share your rider –
  • 00:51:42 Gig Gab 211

The Martini Metric – Gig Gab Podcast 210

Martini glass made of money with text: The Martini Metric - Gig Gab Podcast 210When you find an episode that has great catchphrases like “Woodshedding The Breaks”, “Stay Humble and Hungry”, “One Note per Word”, and “The Martini Metric”, you know it’s gonna be good. Listen as Paul and Dave, your two favorite weekend warriors, have a verbal jam session in which they not only discuss these things but relate them all together. Press play, enjoy, and always be performing!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 210 – Monday, May 6, 2019
  • 00:00:57 Embracing The Breaks
  • 00:03:35 We love your feedback
  • 00:05:47 Fake your confidence and just sing
  • 00:13:00 Keep your singing simple. “One note per word”
  • 00:14:26 “Right” is defined by best group outcome
  • 00:21:58 Reminded of being alert
  • 00:22:05 “I Just Want To Celebrate” Dissection
  • 00:23:43 The Concept of a Stumble Through
  • 00:32:39 Recording to guide tracks
  • 00:36:26 The sound of recorded live instruments
  • 00:38:05 Ticketing a live event
  • 00:45:23 The built-in audience
  • 00:52:37 Stay Humble and Hungry!
  • 00:54:23 Gig Gab 210 Outtro