before your show.
It's sage advice when a musician or a band is starting to play live shows. Get half your money up front - tip the staff and don't piss off the sound man.
It's been handed down for years. It works when you don't and it works when you do.
As I make my way through my new business and I am the face of a lot of people and several times
this year I have had to make an ugly face.
It's the kind that my mother would say "what if you froze like that."
Trust is a huge issue for me - always has been.
I tell no one everything, someone nothing, and everyone something.
But I leave out names, places and checking accounts I have to - I'm in the mafia.
I have been slammed, screwed, exposed and I don't like it anymore.
So now that the soundman - meaning me - the stage will be dark til I said so.