I always wonder what music people would be doing if they couldn’t be in the music biz. My brother is a successful musician who also writes children’s books. They happen to come with a CD of songs to go along with the story, but he says “the book gig is easier at 44 than the rock gig”. So, my long winded question is: What do you see yourself doing if you couldn’t do this?”
At 44 writing has got to be a lot easier than the “rock-gig” – trust me… I can’t imagine touring anymore and dealing with long van rides, hotels, flights, hit or miss food, etc… Not on the Supersuckers level anyway. On the Bob Dylan level, sure sign me up… As you get older it sure gets harder. The last year with the Supersuckers was grueling. My last year with them wasn’t a banner year and while I admired their spirit, the excitement was fading.
If I wasn’t doing this, I’d probably be buying and selling something. Maybe classic cars or motorcycles. Or Pizza. Seriously…I would sometimes order a pizza during a show and include a slice with the purchase of a CD. Marketing, selling, and being creative. I was lucky to work with a band that took chances and understood it needed to separate itself from the industry norm. Anyone remember their old site when they had “Supersuckers Radio”? Maybe I’ll write about that one day too. thanks