Posted by Dan on November 24, 1999 at 22:52:59:
In Reply to: Gigs posted by Bradley on November 24, 1999 at 17:53:15:
I think Marty had some really good things to say, and I just want to stress how important it is play everywhere and every time you can, even for free. I even agree to the gigs that I DON"T want, just so that I get a chance to play. Because of that, I'm near the top of the list for playing on the PAID gigs. I have a dozen paid gigs throughout the state in the next few weeks, but it took me a LONG time to get my reputation, and any slip up I make (being late, being unprepared...) hurts that reputation.
My advice is to treat playing as seriously as you would treat your job (because it IS a job). We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act, but a habit.
end of sermon =)