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Old 7th July 2002
  #31
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🎧 15 years
I dunno - I come to this question as a guy who has played on sessions for 25 years - you do the gig, you take the check. And when you walk out the door with the check, in most cases, your involvement is ended. Sturgeon's law is definitely in effect.

But if you only take the cool sessions, you don't work very much.

The only difference between me and a street hooker is that there are some things a hooker WON'T do for money...
Old 8th July 2002
  #32
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🎧 15 years
Talking proffesional attitude

now that is a professional attitude ! grggt
Old 9th July 2002
  #33
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AHHH...Those Were the Daze...uhhh...most reasons for my lack of desire to EVER produce/engineer any snotty little f#%ks who think they can play and dont have the first clue as to what is involved in making a decent representation of their own crap.....AUGHHHRR...been there...etc. okay now i feel so much better....I always tried to find something...anything.. to like in the clients music/noise/art ..what sometimes made it difficult was the attitudes...there were times when i had to say..'hey kids, i cant help you like you need to be helped...heres your advance minus my time to set the drum mics back .take care and please practice before you book the next guys studio'.....there were those times ,however, when you would get really earnest youngsters who were seriously looking to improve and to learn and who had figured out that a few days of serious recording would not only expose whatever flaws they might have but also give them the means and ability to fix it and thus move them to another level in their pursuit of the dream.....those sessions ...i miss them...now i just own a really nice songwriting and producing machine for my own bunch of loons......which at this point in my existence is a good thing...someone posted here about the occasional disinterested engineer/producer...have seen that too...and thats where i felt i would find myself if i hadnt gotten out of it as a business...and that would be the real example of this industry's stink'n ass...someone whos taken the time and the money to assemble GEAR (we love gear) and then become so disenchanted that USING the gear has become drudgery....course i have met people that had more money than god and just had so much stuff and no talent or inclination to learn to use it....
Old 2nd August 2002
  #34
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🎧 15 years
The MixerMan chronicals certainly seem like trash for cash.
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