MY MUSIC, My TOUR WORK, Random STUFF - posted on November 9, 2015 by

Value/Meaning….

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. As a musician it’s tricky to understand what we do in the context of money and meaning. Lately I’m finding it much more useful to think of it in terms of how well I do it, and how much it brings to others.

In that context, playing for not much money in some bar just kinda anywhere starts to take on a lot more meaning and value. People are enjoying their time together watching others do something they can’t really do, in a setting that allows and/or validates their feelings….being brought together to feel something that can’t be had alone at home with your tv and your bottle, it’s GOOD for people to do that, and not be alone.

People come up all the time to share how they feel about what they’ve just seen/experienced, and I think we as musicians forget what a gift that is….that they have felt something so powerfully that they need to come up and tell us about it, even to a total stranger who just stepped off the stage, even at the risk of being rebuffed or ignored…. and it’s hard to just walk up to someone and bare your soul, even a little, but they trust us to hear them, because they know we MUST understand, because we just did it!

Yes, maybe we hear it all the time, but for them, it’s special, and it’s NOW, and it really matters to them.

It has nothing to do with money, it has nothing to do with MOST valuations that are recognized as valid measures of what we do, but maybe it’s the most important thing of all, and we should pay a lot more attention to it, I think we would be happier and maybe even better people for it.

 

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My TOUR WORK, PHOTOS - posted on April 27, 2015 by

While they replaced the bus’s fan belt…

There we sat on the side of the road in Houston, so we were looking for clips….

“Witchy Woman” with Don Felder

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My TOUR WORK, PHOTOS - posted on April 26, 2015 by

Then this happened…

This actually happened, SOOO cool, I’m the Fan Boi. 

     

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My TOUR WORK, PHOTOS - posted on April 25, 2015 by

Tour Glamour, can you feel it?

The best part of the job, right here… 

         

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My TOUR WORK, PHOTOS - posted on April 24, 2015 by

Me at Whoville

Well, could be, even if I look like the damn Grinch…great theater, great crowd, great band, great fun….

   
 

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