Tag Archives: life of a musician

I don’t need a meat dress but a nice meal would be great

Lady Gaga makes enough to keep herself in meat dresses for rest of her life. What about the rest of us? Musicians have to negotiate a price for every gig and hope it’s enough to pay the loan on that … Continue reading

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I’m not Lisa

Or Joni or Meg … two musicians I’ve been compared to and mistaken for. Really, I’m not complaining. Still, it makes me laugh when someone earnestly says “I love the nun costume” and I have to politely tell them I … Continue reading

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Winning the lottery, flaming skull tattoos and flying with guitars

My partner flies a lot and tells me that she often sees people boarding planes with guitars in cloth cases. My response is usually, “Yeah, and some people win the lottery, buy a Caribbean island and drink pina coladas while … Continue reading

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I am not a TV

Have you ever been in a nice restaurant and attempted to have a conversation with your dining companion but couldn’t because the table next to you was so loud? Have you ever tried to give an important presentation at work, … Continue reading

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If It’s Snowing in Atlanta

I performed a concert in Atlanta one March evening. The next morning was quiet with snow – about seven inches of it, a lot for the deep South. As a hotel bellhop helped me load my little truck he shook … Continue reading

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