The being ready is important and the delivering the best you can is even more important.
Note: shout out to Richmond Records. If you are a DJ, sign up for this record pool. DJs are peculiar people. They are usually some combination of super cool, charismatic party machines, and nerded out tech/music geeks. On the cooler side of the spectrum, the DJs tend to be more aloof and, often, intimidatingly attractive. [...]
NOTE: I used to play in a band called Broken Falls Community Hall Band. We played a bunch of gigs in Vancouver, made a CD, never made much money…and loved every minute of it. This is a page with a song on it (right-hand side): http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/Broken-Falls-Community-Hall-Band. Here’s us playing on a ridiculously small stage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHxyiT5omYU Try [...]
Everybody wants something different, which makes it impossible to keep everybody happy. With live sound, it’s not always a question of volume. You can often do more to highlight and clarify an instrument or vocals with EQ than with volume. You can have perfect levels, but once the musicians start playing and singing, they are [...]