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Gigging is the ace up your sleeve

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 1955, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
    Live performance is your insurance, wellspring, the hive-haven that perpetually orbits your realm and purpose around the intangibles of potential opportunity.

    Consider the oysters at your feet of laurel-lights past, the conducting mastery that directed eyes to a carousel of serendipity. It is GOOD to be the lion.

    For no other reason (assuming that you have diligently developed your talents over time,) this public display of you AT YOUR BEST is your buffer against the various social contingencies that continually seek to jeopardize the other capacities of your life.

    The teddy-bear and false-humility mentality is beguiled into taking yet another one for the team, sacrificing toil, duty, and years of grind-stoning for popular expectations that wring the blood from the clay in the end.

    It is distasteful to submit to a future and format that compels the cannibalization of hard-won assets, in the draining grist-time surrendering the one razor-sharp weapon that guarantees solidarity and means.

    Is it really necessary to lose the very things that opened dragon-eyes and seduced you into the lock-it-down comforts that demanded your compliance and complacency in the grand social matrix of settling?

    A player who is the master of their element has the dangerous capacity to pique the imaginations of the swarm, and therein lies a secret to leveraging yourself away from the wiles of cultural norms, which do not have your best interest at heart.

    Ponder the power and gravity that your years of dedication can instill compartmentally across the platforms of your interactions, the circles of your regrets, as a formidable tool to negotiate for more of YOUR imperative.
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  2. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

    Nov 12, 2014
    Watford, UK
  3. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
    Play your game with YOUR currency.
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  4. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Yea. What he said.
    and him

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  5. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    Couldn't agree more.

    The ability to play, entertain, or inspire others is what gives us that 'something' above the day-to-day merry-go-round of work, sleep, tax.
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  6. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    I play out rarely, but all of my playing is focused on it.

    Deciding to get used to singing and playing at the same time was THE BEST MUSICAL THING I'VE EVER DONE. Nothing else has lit a fire under me like that has.
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  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I’m in.
    I’m always in.
  8. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 4, 2009
    My band has been holed up all winter working on new material and I'm itching to get back out.

    We've got a gig in the Park here in early march and then in mid-March we fly to Texas to do 4 or 5 in Austin during the Red Gorilla festival, which is some sort of spin-off of SWSX or something like that.

    That should be fun, probably a lot of work too....
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  9. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN

    For me... playing live music to an audience is the creative outlet, the antidote against that thing that happens when society and culture attempt to damage who I am.
  10. mrmousey

    mrmousey Tele-Meister

    Aug 6, 2016
    Largo, Fl
    Well put my poetic friend ......

    I'll have what He's having !
  11. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
    Know your strength, use your strength.

    For those who gave up gigging, for idealistic convention or maybe even through benevolent neglect, perhaps you have found yourself where many have: betrayed by your beneficiaries, having to start over on the jagged treacheries of modern living, a mere shadow of the player and person you used to be.

    Take back your life, what you have lost, take yourself back from the smolder that opportunistic entities pilfered from your storehouse!

    Let others see you doing what you do best, and from the Phoenix of your self-preservation, honor your spirit and stake out the life you have earned.
  12. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
    The only audience I currently have is my children. This leads to audience participation.
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  13. adamlovesgin

    adamlovesgin Tele-Holic

    Mar 3, 2016
    North Shields
    I've missed it, but i'm getting me and it back soon.
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  14. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

    It's the only thing I do that MIGHT lead to panties on the stage.

    But of course it's the singer that always gets the hottest girls.
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  15. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    yeah, there's always that thought, well, I ain't much, just sort of average, but then there's those two kinds of moments - when the room goes quiet, because everyone is listening or the room goes crazy, 'cuz evabody dancin'. those are the moments for me.

    Right now, I'm only doing 6 or 7 gigs a month as a part-timer and about to pick up another once-a-month. About all I can handle at the moment and still show up for work every morning.
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  16. picknfool

    picknfool Tele-Holic

    Jun 4, 2003
    Oakland, Ca.
    Six gigs in a month would be a lot for me these days!
    "Right now, I'm only doing 6 or 7 gigs a month as a part-timer and about to pick up another once-a-month. About all I can handle at the moment and still show up for work every morning."[/QUOTE]
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  17. aerhed

    aerhed Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 24, 2016
    Boulder, WY
    Just need a couple more stars to line up. Just a couple. I can still run. Itchy feet.
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  18. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 2, 2011
    Branson, Mo
    It's the years of grind-stoning and draining grist-time that enabled me to help others, including my children.

    I'm not much of a performer. Is it okay if I still play the guitar and sing?
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  19. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

    May 31, 2008
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    :eek:o_O Huh?!? :eek:o_O Uh...I don't know about all of that...but I'm digging gigging, too! ;)
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  20. t guitar floyd

    t guitar floyd Tele-Holic

    Feb 4, 2016
    sw US
    Sounds like you have wrested yourself from a situation (relationship) that wasn't allowing you to get up onstage and shine and now you're back in the high life again. (Or do I not get your drift)? :)
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