Okay, this title can mislead. Why would i put the word asshole in there? To make you click of course.

I actually admit that i want people to see my content. But i don’t want you to be an asshole as well. And on the other hand i don’t tell anyone how to live his life. Never.

This is a reaction, or you may as well call it observation which turns into a documentation.

“Do not destroy stuff, do not be late, do not be a dick, do not think you’re something better because you can manage to get some kind of sound out of 6 weirdly arranged lines of steel. ” – Me – Today

And for gods sake – be nice. You want to make your band stand out?

Start backstage.

Be the one that shakes hands. Be the one that introduces yourself TO EVERYONE IN THE FUCKING ROOM. Be the one that asks questions. Be the curious one. Be… the nice one.

Too many people play 3 shows and act like they’ve DONE IT ALL on the fourth concert. They are a dick about how they treated the soundguy in the last venue. Hell even i thought i achieved something. I was proud. I may have been a dick sometimes. It’s actually possible.

That soundguy that you treated like shit may have been on his third job EVER. And now he’s starting to treat bands like shit because of you. This may compound into this:

Guy gets better and better, guy works at bigger locations, guy is still a dick, guy treats big bands like a bunch of idiots as well.  – You become bigger, you play bigger locations, and suddenly – THIS guy is running your monitor sound. Good night bro.

What goes around comes around. Especially in this “Industry” – And it does not matter what size of an act you are. You are in the industry. If you play ONE show. You’re in.

Thank you for reading and maybe eventually watching 🙂

Sascha

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there’s two types of upcoming musicians there’s one type you are very nice you
are on time you are nice to the local sound guy if there’s food you don’t like
or if there’s not enough food you keep your mouth shut and go down to the next
pizza store and just get food yourself you start your set on time you break
your stuff down on time and again you’re really nice you say thank you to people
then you have to go two or three beers and you piss off
there’s type two type – you’re fucking asshole you get drunk you brag about
your gear you you aren’t you’re not on time you think you have special rights
just because you play you play six strings that made out of metal you your
songs are not good you’re really exaggerating you’re not
very nice all you you get drunk yes for more beer all the time you are not on
time you play a second encore even if no one asks for the first encore and you
finish your set late because you don’t have your people under control because
your drama doesn’t know how to set up a drum kit in fast time so you always want
to be type if you are type and you come back into a location people are not
going to be angry at you because if you are a local musician or a up-and-coming
artist you will play the same location over and over again which is not good as