The Reality of the Surviving Musician
I recently had a conversation with a good friend and musician about how often we see people romanticizing about becoming that starved musician. They have a dream. They have a dream of pursuing the one thing they love, no matter what the cost. Whether they have to sleep on park benches or in their beat up old car (the lucky few), they are happy just to have that one gig, just to play one more time…for now.
Well, here is a crazy idea. What if we actually took a moment to identify some of life’s basic luxuries and tried to determine what it would take as a gigging musician to cover these expenses. CONTINUE READING…