Not a professional musician? What do you do for a living?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Deathray, May 20, 2019.

  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    19,736
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    Around
    Out damn spot, out I say, once, twice...(been awhile)
    I do have the 3 witches scene down..remember from 50yrs ago.
     
  2. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    38,289
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Ever hear that you might as well be hung for a sheep as well as a goat? Well, sometimes... When combined with the old saying any port in a storm.
     
    DonM and Skub like this.
  3. Tim Disney

    Tim Disney TDPRI Member

    Age:
    31
    Posts:
    13
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2018
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Nein, es ist ein Bild aus dem Buch "Der Struwwelpeter" :cool:

    It's a collection of cautionary tales from the 1800s. This particular one is called "Daumenlutscher" (thumb-sucker) where a kid disobeys his mom and sucks his thumb while she's in town and the tailor shows up to cut his thumbs off.

    You never know when you'll run into some camping Germans, so hang on to that phrase!
     
    DaphneBlue likes this.
  4. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Posts:
    16,021
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Location:
    Iowa City, IA
    Seems as if there's a lot of cutting-edge research being done in sound and hearing technology.
     
    Davecam48 and Jim622 like this.
  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    48,135
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    Tell us you still keep a hand in!
     
    Skub likes this.
  6. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    48,135
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    Why write it down when this guys sings it!

     
  7. mfowler314

    mfowler314 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    311
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Location:
    Upstate NY - Fingerlakes
    Professor of Electrical Engineering. I teach several courses that relate at least somewhat to electric guitars and amps. This past semester I taught for the first time a course on Digital Audio Signal Processing, where I learned lots about how all those digital effects boxes work (audio is not my research area but I thought it would be interesting to teach a course on that). Each year I am the advisor for one of our senior design groups and guide them through the design, building, and testing of a tube amp... been doing that for five years now and not one student has been killed or injured by the high voltage!
     
    ftbtx, intensely calm, DonM and 4 others like this.
  8. lousy13

    lousy13 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    170
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    Near Denver
    Retired in March from a large Data Storage company. Joined a very well known semiconductor company after college and spent 40 years in high tech manufacturing in Operations and Materials Management with a couple of companies many of you probably know especially if you own, work with or work on computers or firmware/software.

    Definitely not a professional musician but did the Band thing in Junior High, high school and college. After college worked on my career and raised a family and moved a few times and landed in Colorado 30 years ago and love it. I now have time to work on my guitar playing, fly fishing and traveling with the wife.
     
    DonM and Deathray like this.
  9. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    10,735
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    The Far-Flung Isles of Langerhans
    Property tax appraiser. Fun.
     
    DonM and Deathray like this.
  10. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    806
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2014
    Location:
    Watford, UK
    Software Developer. Worked for many of the big banks in the City of London.
    You know when there's another financial crash and everywhere shows that picture of a trader with his head in is hands and a slightly out of focus chart in the background with a red line plummeting downwards? Im the guy that programmed the chart.
     
  11. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    454
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    Paris, IL
    I work in a public library in the Business office doing mostly payroll and few other things.

    Hopefully, heading for retirement near the end of the year.
     
    DonM, Jim622, VWAmTele and 1 other person like this.
  12. SamIV

    SamIV Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    569
    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Location:
    South Louisiana
    Electronics Technician, retail business owner, chef, landscaping business owner, NDE Technician and now a certified welding inspector. My culinary arts degree helps so much in my current field. Not a musician, but a guitar player atter.
     
    DonM, Jim622 and Deathray like this.
  13. mitchfinck

    mitchfinck Tele-Holic

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    834
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2015
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Mechatronics/Process Engineering.
     
    DonM and Jim622 like this.
  14. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    55
    Posts:
    1,721
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Location:
    Far N.E. Philadelphia

    Thanks for your service.
     
    gkterry and Deathray like this.
  15. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    55
    Posts:
    1,721
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Location:
    Far N.E. Philadelphia

    Congrats - that's my b-day.
     
  16. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    55
    Posts:
    1,721
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Location:
    Far N.E. Philadelphia
    Thanks for serving
     
    gkterry and Deathray like this.
  17. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    55
    Posts:
    1,721
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Location:
    Far N.E. Philadelphia
    Nothing lowly about skill craft and honest days work
     
  18. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    14,084
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Location:
    Up North
    Two part-time Jobs.
    One, removing Crop Circles, the other, installing Cell phone Booths.
     
    ftbtx, Deathray and AAT65 like this.
  19. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    3,575
    Joined:
    May 29, 2016
    Location:
    West Lothian, Scotland
    Project Manager for the best little Product Design agency in Scotland. (After many years as part of a multinational, getting ever more misaligned with management’s next big idea and with 70% of my team overseas, it’s great to get back to working in a business with all 20 employees under one roof!)
     
    ftbtx, DonM and Deathray like this.
  20. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,303
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    I'm retired now. Just a full time player with my primary gigs being for a praise team at church.
    When I was working and playing (60's - 80's), I was an electrical engineer during the day, and a guitar legend in the evenings, until I got married in 76 and slowed down the legendary portion of my life.
     
    DonM, Jim622 and Deathray like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.