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atomicmorganic

atomicmorganic

Member Since 02 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2018 10:32 AM

In Topic: Ludwig drum collectors

11 July 2018 - 11:01 AM

Thanks for the heads up. What drum was it?

 

I think it comes down to who is looking and where they are looking at any given time. The use of multiple outlets brings the most success when trying to liquidate gear.

 

It was a Super Sensitive. 1980. 5X14. I also got couple of hits after it sold.


In Topic: What's your preferred cymbal brand?

26 June 2018 - 11:30 AM

ISTANBUL AGOP.


In Topic: Gigs: Do the math

17 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

 

Nobody does it for the money

How many millionaire drummers?

I have expenses covered and that's great.

Your day job you hate makes the money, the music is for me.

 

Nobody??!!!??!?!??!!!

Speak for yourself. I know tons of musicians that do it for money. I've worked my entire life working with pretty much nothing but musicians that have made music their career and profession. And yes, us old guys can talk about how things are different - but that's the way it always is. When I was young, the old guys were all proclaiming that life as professional musician was over because the big bands were dying and there were no more road gigs. They were wrong then as the old guys saying that now are wrong now.

And sorry - when did becoming a millionaire become a prerequisite for a decent career? How many accountants are millionaires? Unless you are defining millionaire as total net worth. Then heck, I'm a millionaire. Heck almost anyone that owns a house in Southern California is well their way to that?

I sorry to be such a grump - but yes there are and forever will PROFESSIONAL musicians - that don't just this for fun... for beer money... as a hobby.  No we do this for real - for real money - that pay real bills - pays for real houses - puts real kids through school. Everyone you see on stage - or hear on records - is not a hobbyist, doing this for kicks.

Sure we doing it because we love it. Usually more than you can imagine. Because to do it - require spending the time and energy and a bazillion hours it took to become that much better, to play the hundreds of gigs required to become that much more experienced, in order to be in demand and able to demand decent money to do that which we love doing and can't imagine wasting a third of our life away not doing it.

Sorry for the rant... but sheesh!

 

 

This was my life until about 2 years ago. You could do it a generation ago. Forget about being middle class and learn to live like an artist. It could be done then and maybe even now.


In Topic: Gigs: Do the math

16 June 2018 - 10:39 AM

I have a guitar playing friend that says "If you come home with more money than you left with, It was a successful gig".


In Topic: The Fearless Flyers

07 June 2018 - 01:01 PM

Very nice groove, but I kept waiting for something to happen.