Do You Want My Help? – Gig Gab 241

Playing music together often creates a very tight bond between musicians involving trust and compassion. But even though that bond is strong, it’s usually not something that’s naturally all-encompassing. How do you take that and build from it? And how do you use it to help your band? These are the interesting questions that you pose and your two favorite weekend warriors ponder.

Speaking of listener questions, this episode addresses two others: one about a story in the previous episode, and another about onesies and IEMs! Indeed, there’s a lot to unpack here, and Paul and Dave dig through it all with you.

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 241 – Tuesday, January 28, 2020 <>
  • 00:01:20 Dave-240-What happened to the guys from DNA Entertainment?
  • 00:04:04 Dan-Onesies and IEMs
  • 00:08:39 Eric-Sideman Dos and Don’ts
  • 00:30:37 Carving out Band Bonding Time
  • 00:38:21 Addressing band conflict
  • 00:53:00 GG 241 Outtro

Should We Play It Like The Record? – Gig Gab 240

Two questions to start: How do you handle not-currently-in-use vocal mics? And when you setup on stage, do you make sure everyone can see each other without turning around?

That’s how this Gig Gab episode starts, folks, and then it evolves, winding up with a dissection of having your audience help you choose the right songs for them, and how to decide upon the best interpretation of those songs.

Listen as Paul and Dave, your two favorite weekend warriors, dig through all of this and more, including some feedback from you, dear listeners. After all, Gig Gab is a conversation at it’s core, and you are very much a part of it! Press play… and enjoy.

Song Selection, Cowbells, & The Professor – Gig Gab 239

It’s time to start off the new year by thinking about your song list. Paul and Dave have a lot to say about song selection, mostly because they’ve both made a ton of mistakes in this regard, both about songs and the process of selecting them. Learn what they’ve learned so that you can avoid these pitfalls.

But first, your two favorite weekend warriors take a breath to talk about Neil Peart, drummer for Rush who recently passed away. They each have their own connections and stories to share, both in remembrance, and as inspiration for moving forward. Neil was certainly a man who was dedicated to his crafts, and that’s one lesson Paul and Dave are happy to take as inspiration. After all, Gig Gab is but one of their crafts, and the goal is for everyone to learn and take something away from it all. Press play and enjoy!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 239 – Monday, January 13, 2020
  • 00:02:07 Neil Giraldo: the beginnings of songs.
  • 00:08:32 Remember The Professor
  • 00:24:28 SPONSOR: CHAUVET DJ. Don’t just rock…rock in the spotlight with CHAUVET DJ!
  • 00:29:53 PSA: Cowbell girl on NYE
  • 00:34:37 Tom-Democracy and Song Selection
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