The art of scheduling - Gig Gab Podcast 281 Episode image

The Art of Scheduling — Gig Gab 281

One oft-overlooked aspect of keeping your band together is scheduling. Most bands rely on regular progress together, and that means regular time together. How do you ensure your band gets together regularly? For some, this is automatic. For others, it takes a lot of work. Good news: Paul and Dave have lived both sides of this! Listen as your two favorite weekend warriors share their thoughts, insights, and advice on managing your band’s schedule. And remember… always be performing!

Eyes With Pride

Eyes With Pride — Gig Gab 280

Do you know what your band’s image is? Does that match what your fans and friends think it is? Video is a great medium to communicate with your audience, especially these days, but it can be tricky to remain truthful to who you are as a band while attempting to share that image in this way. Good news, Paul and Dave talk through some of this, hopefully adding some direction to the conversation.

Then it’s on to Pop Songs. Yeah, those, the ones you’re immediately thinking of, and also that Seventies A.M. Radio Gold. Listen as Paul leads Dave through a trip down the weirdest memory lane you’ve ever seen. What a blast.

Oh, and don’t forget: Always Be Performing. Also, please, always be emailing us at We love to hear from you.

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 280 – Monday, November 16, 2020
  • 00:01:28 Recorded a Bitter Pill video — fun to “play” (and hangout)
  • 00:12:53 Crafting your image
    • “Eyes with Pride”
  • 00:27:57 Pop Songs and 70s AM Gold
  • 00:49:00 How do we heal from this?
  • 00:56:35 GG280 Outtro
Gig Gab 279 Episode image: The Great Reset

The Great Reset — Gig Gab 279

After holding down the “pause” button for months, it stands to reason that the other side of all this involves more than a couple of instances of the “reset” button. Listener Fred poses a question about post-pandemic pay scales, and that opens up the conversation for Paul and Dave to muse on what other things might be reset…including your band. Press play and listen as your two favorite weekend warriors talk through all of this and more. Remember, folks, always be performing. Your future depends upon it!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 279 – Monday, November 9, 2020
  • 00:00:48 Last-minute gig
    • Finding out the setlist as the night wears on
  • 00:07:22 The Great Reset
  • 00:10:37 Fred-The Great Live Music Pricing Reset
  • 00:21:44 What makes us comfortable?
  • 00:26:53 Has your Band Checked out?
  • 00:32:34 Winter wonderland
  • 00:35:32 GG 279
The Art of Learning — Gig Gab 278 Episode Image

The Art of Learning — Gig Gab 278

We’ve spent time learning our instruments, which means we’ve spent time learning how to learn. Now, where will we apply that knowledge and skill? Presumably we’ll keep studying our instruments, but what else can we learn? How about applying this ability to learn to crafting and improving our stage shows? How about our band management? Listen as Paul and Dave have a little jam session on this topic for you today. You never know where your two favorite weekend warriors are going to take things… unless you press play right now!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 278 – Monday, November 2, 2020
  • 00:01:42 Managing the flow of music into — and out of — Dave’s Head!
  • 00:08:41 Playing music interactively with humans
    • The art of learning your instrument never stops
  • 00:12:38 The concept of Sitzprobe vs. Rehearsal
    • Why Not Rehearse What Will happen on Stage?
  • 00:23:44 Steve-277-Beware Your Own Complacency
  • 00:28:25 Know Your Reputation
  • 00:35:54 GG 278 Outtro