Re: Don't Quit Your Night Job...
Posted by: DCD ()
Date: December 07, 2013 03:28AM

Don't get me wrong, bands could and still can make a living while not being famous...it's just a different commitment level. Rick, Rich and I lived in Rich's dads house back in the day, working odd jobs and playing at night. I remember the guys in Rat living together to save money, Motley did it...it's another level of "Im gonna make it or die"! Look at Soto...hardest working guy in the biz, amazing talent...not rich! But he's a Rock Dog and that's his life. I love that about him. Why is there a benefit for Fergie? Not rich! I recently bought the studio master tapes from both WS albums from a studio clearing out their inventory. They wanted thousands for the car load of 2 inch masters (don't tell EMI I have them!). the woman I was dealing with didn't believe that I couldn't pay that kind of money for the tapes, assumed we made big bucks on the music...not! I got them for 400 bucks...pretty much so the Rock Candys of the world couldn't do a remix without input. THAT we can control!

There's a lot of talent out there working a day job and not working on music. The trick is to find out what your life is about, and hit the throttle! I put music aside in 1998 to be a good dad and husband...my choice. If I end up getting some music into TV /film, or sell some music in CD or digital form next year, I'll have a little more headroom, but it's not going to really change my life at this point.

I'm not discouraging bands from getting out there and hitting it hard...it's just a different game now. Gotta use your brains more than ever!...as opposed to back in the day, when the goal for most was to scramble your brains!

peace
D

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