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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2007-03-25T04:41:51+00:00 2007-03-25T04:41:51+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]> I turned a serious back injury and a future filled with the same old crap into a chance to play full-time and make a living.
3 years later, I've still got all the gigs I need to make a living.

I can't complain.

Statistics: Posted by grady — Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:41 am

2007-03-25T03:27:10+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]>
That marriage would have selfdistructed if I had of been a corporate whore, bible reading, upstanding pillar of the community and boy scout leader.

I'm not making any apologies or excuses for chasing that dream.

As John Lee Hooker said....... "It's in em, and it got to come out; let that boy boogie woogie!"

It's the lucky one's that even get a chance at a dream. I feel blessed that at this stage of my life 50++ I'm getting another shot. I will use a little more discretion this time though.

Peace my brothers of wire and wood. And all who love the Blues.

Statistics: Posted by oleman — Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:27 am

2007-03-24T23:48:25+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]> Statistics: Posted by Bluelew — Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:48 pm

2007-03-23T12:54:36+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]> Statistics: Posted by 601blues — Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:54 pm

2007-03-22T12:36:00+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]> Well Last night was a turnin point for me, I had a short session with my Bass Player,and 2nd guitar Player Brad, It just ain't feeling good at all so there is no reason to continue that road, Iam going back to my orginial game plan which wasn't a plan at all! Iam just stayin in the studio and sendin out my material the way I want it as I want it and don't havta be satisfied with sometin else, I don't agree with the route of playin Live to get known and then move up, that has not worked for me and a lotta different artist, I have radio stations in several countries playin my stuff, I can record a song down load it too my radio sites and in a couple days start gettin responce, Instead of a few drunks in a bar hearing my stuff I have several hundrend thousand,hearing me at my best, I can take my time and build a tune and expand on it try different sounds and tones ,and I do all the instruments ,so as I need another sound I just learn to play as needed the instrument I want! So I learn more!!So far, I have been able to pay all my distribution costs and packageing costs and had enough money to buy whatever eq I need, just from my sales,and put a few bucks in my pocket, My wife and I have a rule,that only the money made thur the studio will be spent on the studio, My daytime job goes for the Home expense,Also I have got 2 gigs each year in Grand Cayman,and Barbados, that I do, as a solo, So last night when I found my self getting frustrated ,and The Bass Player makin a comment that playing in Bars you hafta Play dance music, and to an extent he was correct, and not feeling any connection with thease guys, Afterward I told my wife,I didn't know what the Heck I was even wastin my time on this crap, and was Backing outta this right now and going back to the studio!! You Guys tell me what she said!!!! WE ALL KNOW!! HUH!!

Statistics: Posted by 601blues — Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:36 pm

2007-03-21T15:22:30+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:22 pm

2007-03-21T14:51:55+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]> still think if a band has the right business plan, you could gig clubs for a year or two, produce a good recording, develop a following, and then move away from the bar gigs to the other kind and stick with 'em. Pipe dream,huh.....

Maybe in a major metropolitan area, dunno if the location would make that much difference. Bubba, that has pretty much been my music biz plan through the last decade and two bands. Make a name fer yourselves in the bars and then go for the money, right? Here is what I have learned-

Everything changes and nothing stays the same. We've played our fair share of festivals, weddings and special events, but nobody stays in charge of this stuff. Every year the decision makers and budgets change. Different committee members, so and so resigned and somebody else is in charge, no funding this year, we're gonna go in a different direction...I've heard it all. "Annual" events will last two years and then fizzle out. And all of these new charges have got other musos tugging at their apron strings...shirt tail relation, friend of friend, etc.

In the end, ya just gotta stay in there and swing the bat, but if you want to avoid bars in these parts, you'll be lucky to gig often enough to keep a proper band together.

601- check this heartwarming story- Piere Lacocque bio...

Piere Lacocque, leader of this international recording outfit, left music entirely for 14 years! He has a PHD in psychology from Northwestern University, has had books published, and wrote articles for national trade publications. He grew complacent and missed his music too much. Scrapped it all and got back in the saddle. Great stuff.


Statistics: Posted by bosco — Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:51 pm

2007-03-21T14:50:38+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:50 pm

2007-03-21T12:58:49+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]> Weighed in at 242 this morning!! thats a 28 lb loss since feb 15th ,thats 34 days thats about 7/8ths lbs a day!!! Iam into pants that I could not wear in over 3 years!! I can look down and see my Belt buckle and other things as well like my shoes!! I had to by a new belt yesterday!!I have 100% more energy and seem like Iam clearer headed, I have had a very productive couple days in the studio, and feel more confident!!I have a photo shoot saturday morning startin a 5am, the photogragher doesn't wanna miss the perfect light!! Man Iam excited!! My Sacrafice is paying off!!

Statistics: Posted by 601blues — Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:58 pm

2007-03-12T18:43:24+00:00 <![CDATA[SACRAFICE??????]]> yup!! man I learned a long time ago, if your tryin hard a nd have your goals in sight whether its you music or any thing else you want, instead of people helpin you they get jealous of you and try to make you fail, and its not strangers cuz they don't know you ,its the ones you love and call friends the ones that know what your trying to achieve, Just because thay don't wanna SACRAFICE for there dreams and goals, I have found I have my most problems when I try to involve others it sad really, and I have found the more I achieve ,in my Job or my music or my marriage The more so called friends I have had to leave behind,

Statistics: Posted by 601blues — Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:43 pm