Thanksgiving with the family in Arizona. Am I outgrowing my family? Is that possible? Could there be a worse dream to wake up to? Is that what growing into an adult means? Click your heels. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.
Watched Paul McCartney on TV last night. What a great band he has assembled. Still carrying the torch. His vocals were awesome. Made me realize how we really need to start making a better living from our own music. Right now the general consensus is that bands don’t make good money. One out of a thousand maybe make enough to get by. You’ve got your Eminems and your Madonnas. But most of us don’t even make enough to live. And this belief is perpetuated and vehemently defended by everyone in the industry. ‘that’s just the way it is,’ is the general feeling. We hear it all the time. every show we play, we’re told that we may have to play for free, or we’ll be lucky if we make five hundred bucks to split between all five of us plus pay the soundman, light person, flyers, transportation, etc. and a lot of times it’s the bands that are at fault in the first place because they put up with it and so they set this precedent that all bands have to do it. They get so used to it that they never get out of it. It’s like, ‘I’ve fallen into this belief and I can’t get up.’ it’s funny.