Month: February 2012

2012 Colorado Swap Meet is coming again…

Time to rifle though the closets again.  Maybe call those ex-band mates that still have your Digital Delay pedal or the spare monitor speakers.  Maybe splatter some Goof Off on that old 1 x10 cab you never use anymore…The Annual Colorado Music Gear Swap &…

Care to share? What’s your day job?

Many successful musicians have made more money from their day job than the music thing.  Many more have eked out a humble living while pursuing their dreams.  Jack White was an upholsterer.  Eddie Vader was a night watchman.  Kurt Cobain: janitor.  For the ladies…Cyndi…

When a venue sux…

LA Musician and blogger Dave Goldberg wrote an article the beginning of this year called “Why LA club owners are totally lost and some advice for them from a professional musician.”  Please take some time to read his rant, as it hits home for…

What’s in a (band) name?

Picking the name for your original band should be an exhilarating process – not something to be taken lightly.  Naming the band is part of the whole creative act and it’s your calling card going forward.  This is not the time to be lazy…

A few words with Barb Dye, President of COMBO

Barb Dye is the president of the Colorado Music Business Organization (COMBO).  COMBO is an all-volunteer nonprofit that educates musicians about the music business and also offers some excellent local opportunities for networking. Q:  What do you do for your day job, Barb, and how…

Make Music Denver

The summer solstice (6/21/12) is a little ways away, but musicians should jot this date on the calendar for a special event on Denver’s 16th Street Mall.  The Downtown Denver Partnership will be building off of a concept inspired by France’s Fete de la Musique…

Band Psychology: ID, EGO and Superego

Behind every band, there is a plethora of dynamics, alliances, and fun medications at play.  But the human drives at work are perhaps of most interest: the ID, Ego & Superego. The ID The members exhibiting the basic drives (sex, drugs and rock & roll)…