Paid or otherwise?
Small world. That's where I was born. We moved when my father returned from the Pacific in 1946, but I had family there for years after. Delightful, but fragrant, town.hakukani said:I played 2nd oboe in the El Dorado Kansas Municipal band
It's hard for me to remember the '70s, too.JL said:I can't remember for sure (seems like I should), but it was either a place called the Dakota Club on San Pablo Ave in Berkeley, or a small bar on Telegraph called La Salamunda or something like that, back in the early '70s. Both places are long gone. I do remember getting paid, but it wasn't any better pay then than it is now. Don't remember how we got the gigs. The usual way, I guess, by bugging the owners.
Hey Ianhart, I played the 23 Club with my band two or three times a couple of years ago. They paid us, but there wasn't much of a crowd there. I think they need to do some promotion or something. It's pretty well off the beaten path.
Shoulda kept the day gig, eh?Chicken 'Lil said:Oh yea, I 20 bucks and quit my paper route the next day.
Nah. I played a lot of those gigs when I was in HS. This was was back in the early 80's, mind you. So twenty bucks bought me two LP's and some recreational, um, items. Mostly, it prepared me for site reading and playing really difficult charts written poorly in concert. Which is to say all gigs not lead by a horn player. Also, everything was in 2 and the gigs lasted forever. By the time I got to school I could practice 8 to 10 hours a day and not be tired.Dr G said:Shoulda kept the day gig, eh?