Amazing gig this past Saturday.

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  1. Jakedog

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    House concert. Private show. The stage they built me looked almost like a John Prine album cover. The bbq was out of this world. The Mac and cheese tasted exactly like my deceased grandmother’s. The dogs were wonderful. The fire pit was the size of Delaware. Seriously. The stage was almost 20 feet from the fire and was a very pleasant temperature, despite it being 49 degrees out once the sun went down.

    Wonderful people. I’d never met them and didn’t know anything about them, so I got paid in advance. In addition to my rather fat fee (it was an hour drive each way, so I built that in), the tips from their guests were incredibly generous. I won’t be tacky and talk numbers, but I woke up Sunday morning and ordered all of the microphones I’ve been looking at for my new recording endeavor, and still handed a fat chunk to the CFO here at Jakedog industries.

    Just look at this. And they had the nerve to ask me if I’d come back in the spring. Can you even imagine? I told the hostess I might just move in out there and make myself the house entertainment.

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    You should have bought a guitar stand with your loot. :lol:

    Just kidding, that looks and sounds like a great time. Way to go. I'm yearning for a gig so badly these days...
     
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    Great story and photos, big congrats.
     
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    Beautiful! I'm glad your not only gigging but doing well, Jakedog!
     
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    good for you, jakedog
     
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    Man, I do not believe in guitar stands. Every guitar I’ve ever had damaged, at home, or on a gig, has fallen off of, or been knocked off a stand. Stands are a scam.

    I have one. In my living room. That was given to me as a gift by my children. I only keep junk guitars on it because I have lost track of how many times whatever is on there has been knocked off. If you lean them properly they’re much more stable. The only ones that work for me are the Warwick “rock stand” racks. But it’s overkill to carry them to gigs when I only ever carry one guitar.
     
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    Need a roadie???
     
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    Pretty rad gig, congrats!
     
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    The last photo is a sylvan fantasy, of the perfect lockdown show. Tolkien-esque ...but with electricity.

    And you get paid for that? Bingo! :cool:
     
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    ok at the last pic I said "holy sh*t"

    lol

    jakedog that is so great, I'm so happy for you, and I can only imagine you played your best

    man, let's hear it for music lovers

    what's the little preamp thing on the ground?
     
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    The little preamp thing on the ground is a BBE Acoustimax Preamp and DI. It’s an absolutely amazing piece of gear. My gig acoustic (Yamaha LS6 A.R.E.) is passive. It needs a pre to hit the board right. That little red and white box is out of this world. And literally half the price of a lot of what’s out there.
     
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    did you used to work at a music store or something?
     
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    Some days it’s good to be a songwriter.
     
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    That was a really long time ago. Like, twenty years ago.
     
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    Man, that is so awesome. They obviously love you and that must feel pretty good. Great pics, thank you for sharing.
     
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    you already sold me on that PA stuff

    the idea of house concerts time has come, and I'm all for it

    is there a little cottage industry in the making for "concert designers," like wedding designers

    who says we need licenses to party?
     
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    Sounds like you had a blast and got compensated well for it. That’s what gigs are all about. Congratulations Jakedog!
     
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    That looks like an awesome gig Jake! Love the trees in a circle, very cool.
     
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    Same here
    Ever since my '64 P-Bass fell off a stand during a break, I simply place the instrument into its case / gig bag when not playing.
    And if you are double-booked for that gig in the spring, I'm only 2 hours from Cleveland :)
     
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    Gotta love rural Ohio. Nice gig. That yard reminds me the area where I have relatives.
     
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