Friday, December 30, 2005

Two things on my mind tonight that both really don't have much to do with each other. (although, isn't everything related somehow?)

It occurs to me how much time and energy I spend cleaning up puke, shit, food, garbage, mess and whatever else day in day out. This is one of the parts of parenting that can get a bit tiring. I know it is only a phase but man it can wear you out.

Here is the other weird thing; two big parts of my life put me in a position where I deal with my friends on a "business level". Booking the Red Guitar has forced me to talk about money and business with so many people that I never would have had those type of discussions with before. I think the part that bugs me the most about this is the unspoken (or things spoken when I am not there) things that are said about me or my decisions. I have gotten to a point in my life where I care less about what people think but I am not quite there yet. I know I try my best to be fair, to help the club survive and be honest and communicative with the artists. (especially my friends!)

The other thing is our music school that my wife runs. We are constanly invoicing people who are our friends. It is only a little one seater operation but it is still business.

Oh the life of a freelancer...thats it....just thinking out loud as usual.

Happy New Year,


At 4:13 PM, Blogger Mike said...

I guess the two are related by merit of representing the things that can distract from the art and beauty of both music and childrearing. The sheer amount of effort just to keep a household running, especially with kids, boggles my mind sometimes. And the booking thing...playing music is very much about relationships with other musicians, unless you play solo all the time. Those relationships can be beautiful things, but so often when business is involved they can be compromised. I feel for your situation booking the Red Guitar. It seems like a thick skin is a requirement for such a thing, a requirement that is directly at odds with the sensitivity required of an artist!
Happy new year and all the best for 2006.


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