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Credit Where Credit is Due

By jakekelly

I was recently asked why sometimes the entire band is listed in songwriting credits, yet, other times it might be one member or one member who writes the lyrics and another who writes the music. They also asked if the whole band played on the record, don’t they deserve songwriting credit? Basically, a song is […]

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

By jakekelly

What is the deal with soundmen?  I wish my job was as simple as twisting a couple of knobs…I have the responsibility of entertaining all the fans: so what’s up with the snide remarks, the heavy sighs, and passive-aggressive behavior?   But, you know what?   I’m a bridge builder.  I’m not one who just […]

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

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(continued from here)   9. Bring Me Something to Drink.   Maybe this is not “officially” in your job description (hence the “I’m not your effin’ waitress” comment I often hear), and I get it…but it’s just a nice thing to do.   If I were ever to ask you over to the bus, I’m […]

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

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(continued from here)   8. Round Up Some Hot Girls for the Post Show Party.   Quite obviously, I’m a little busy performing a show, and if I go out in the audience after I play it looks tacky.   But, you, my friend, are already out there…and armed with some backstage passes!   So, […]

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

By jakekelly

(cpntinued from here)   7. Dress Nice.   You are a reflection of me, so come on…step it up.   Not that I’m unsympathetic to your job, crawling under, over and around the stage in 100 degree heat on a dirt field in a fairground.   I’ve always wanted to ask (but actually don’t really […]

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

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(continued from here)   6. Don’t Do What I Ask You To Do; Do What I Want.   Well, of course, I want you to do what I want you to do…it’s just that I might ask for something that I don’t want and I want you to know that and then figure out what […]

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

By jakekelly

(continued from here)   5. Watch the Attitude.   Oh, you know the one:  The…I’m a soundman, and I know sound, and I’m holier than thou…   Okay, Let’s do a list:   The eye roll. The pretending to turn knobs as if you’re doing what I want. Afterwards asking “how’s that?” to test me. […]

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