In this week’s episode, Dave and Paul dive deep into the challenges musicians face when putting a substitute musician on stage, delving into the nuances of finding a reliable sub for extended periods.. The hosts also explore the concept of truly “knowing” a song, highlighting the dedication and depth of understanding required to deliver a truly exceptional performance.
Respect in the music business becomes a central theme as Dave and Paul discuss the industry’s hierarchical dynamics and how some things are so important that they get to live outside of that. Amidst the insightful conversations, Dave brings levity with an unforgettable Taylor Swift joke, injecting humor into the episode. The hosts later reminisce about the charm and challenges of performing in smoky bars, evoking a sense of nostalgia for the golden era of live music.
Recognizing the importance of image and branding, Dave and Paul emphasize the significance of professional band photos. They discuss how high-quality visuals can play a pivotal role in attracting the right audience and securing coveted gigs. The episode concludes with a thought-provoking debate: Is all press good press? Is all social media good social media? The hosts navigate the pros and cons of various forms of publicity, underscoring the power and responsibility that come with leveraging social platforms effectively.
- 00:00:00 Gig Gab 384 – Monday, May 22nd, 2023
- 00:00:55 GigGab Mailing List!
- 00:02:02 Put a Sub on Stage
- 00:03:12 It Doesn’t Work
- 00:05:20 I need a sub for eight weeks
- 00:11:50 When you “know” the song
- 00:18:55 Respect in the Music Business
- 00:21:39 Dave’s awful Taylor Swift joke
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- 00:24:24 Smoky Bars
- 00:31:26 Get pro photos for your band
- 00:39:03 Is all press good press? Is all social media good social media?