Trusting Your Fellow Musicians – Gig Gab Podcast 220

Sometimes you get to go on stage with a band of musicians with whom you’ve played many times before. Sometimes you get to go on stage with musicians you’ve never met!

Both can be rewarding – and a little scary! – and it seems Paul and Dave’s bicoastal synchronicity has struck once again. Listen as your two favorite weekend warriors discuss their recent (and upcoming!) experiences with all of this.

First, some thoughts about and for the folks involved with the recent events in Gilroy, too. Stay strong, Gilroy. We know you will!


The Definition of Great - Gig Gab Podcast 219

The Definition of Great – Gig Gab Podcast 219

How do you define “great”? More importantly: do you and your bandmates share that definition? If not, is there someone in your band to whom you all defer on that topic?

How do you make sure your band comes across “great” all the time?

Paul and Dave think there’s another word that helps this: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. And that comes in a lot of forms. Hear your two favorite weekend warriors talk about on-stage respect, in terms of both how to share frustrations as well as how to approach the substances-on-stage issue. Dress code comes up, as it always will because, after all, music is a visual art.

Or is it?

Listen to find out more!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 219 – July 15, 2019
  • 00:00:44 Intro: Lots-o-Gigs!
  • 00:04:57 Intro: Multi-band gigs and song lists
  • 00:07:01 R.E.S.P.E.C.T. spells a happy band
  • 00:07:20 On-stage Frustration
    • “That tone doesn’t work for me”
    • The Bowling For Soup Lesson
  • 00:17:05 Know your vibe
  • 00:18:53 When to talk about substance issues
  • 00:31:50 What if someone from Company X is in the audience?
  • 00:32:48 Dave’s Dress Rant!
  • 00:36:17 Are you a mess?
  • 00:37:10 The definition of “Great”
  • 00:44:40 The Phish “laid back” attitude
  • 00:47:29 Live Music is a Visual Art
  • 00:50:43 Ringo Sat in with Paul McCartney!
  • 00:53:42 GG 219 Outtro
I Really Wanted "Tiny Dancer" – Gig Gab Podcast 218

I Really Wanted “Tiny Dancer” – Gig Gab Podcast 218

Wanna hear about some cool, new gear? Wanna learn a new twist on how to have your band wish someone a happy birthday? Wanna hear some geeky stuff about how Phish appears to time their sets? How about some ideas for new venues to ply your craft?

Well, Paul and Dave deliver all of that – and more – right here in Gig Gab 218. Enjoy!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 218 – July 8, 2019
  • 00:00:59 Kevin-CSF-Lyrics Prompter
  • 00:05:16 217-Rolls PM50s Personal Monitor Amplifier
  • 00:07:43 Chapters/Shownotes reminder
  • 00:09:09 The benefits of a dedicated sound engineer
  • 00:10:14 Going for the perfect pacing
  • 00:16:09 A peaceful-sounding stage
  • 00:18:08 SPONSOR: Bandzoogle – Built by musicians for musicians, Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. Try for free for 30 days, then use promo code “giggab” to get 15% off your first year.
  • 00:20:34 Phish’s Minute Quota
  • 00:28:58 “I really wanted Tiny Dancer”
  • 00:29:52 Birthday Twist
  • 00:31:14 The Lack of Venue Imagination
  • 00:36:40 The “Yesterday” movie
  • 00:38:47 Bars are the status quo, challenge it!
  • 00:47:22 Understand the Non-Zero-Sum Game
  • 00:50:10 GG 218
Request-O-Rama – Gig Gab Podcast 217

Request-O-Rama – Gig Gab Podcast 217

Need advice on using in-ears? Check! Want to learn how to play with a click? Check! How about managing all those wireless channels? Check!

Paul and Dave have have all sorts of tips for you… and then a discussion (also tip-filled!) about requests and how to handle them. Don’t miss this one, folks. You’re gonna love it.