RE: Weekend gigs (Re: What makes us competitive? (was Re: Rates)

Subject: RE: Weekend gigs (Re: What makes us competitive? (was Re: Rates)
From: "Kieran Sullivan" <ksullivan -at- tssg -dot- org>
To: "'Keith Hood'" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "'RichardCombs'" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 15:19:18 +0100

I must be doing my weekend gigs in the wrong place. Or else I'm playing the wrong kind of music!

Living up to the national stereotype, my brother and I play trad Irish music the odd weekend around a few pubs here in Waterford (South-East Ireland).

But we'd have to do roughly 8 gigs to get the equivalent of $1,000 (â700+).

I guess I'm gonna have to stick to the day job for another while yet :-(

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Sent: 27 October 2010 15:14
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Subject: RE: Weekend gigs (Re: What makes us competitive? (was Re: Rates)

OK, I didn't know if it was public knowledge and didn't want to guess.

Yes, as much of a mobile money drain as a boat is, at least it doesn't eat or have to get vet treatments. Every kind of work has its overhead. Our overhead is the cost of trying to maintain current knowledge. The drummer must have a trailer to carry his gear, we must have a library of software manuals and style guides. At least we don't usually trip over the style guides.


--- On Wed, 10/27/10, Combs, Richard <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com> wrote:

From: Combs, Richard <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Weekend gigs (Re: What makes us competitive? (was Re: Rates)
To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Cc: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 9:59 AM

Keith Hood wrote:

> Actually, I asked him privately and in his case it is $1k for Saturday and
> Sunday. I won't say what he wrote because I didn't ask if it was OK to
> reproduce a private conversation here. Better than fishing charters,
> though.

Peter has posted more than once in the past about his pony rides.

$1000 in a weekend sounds pretty good, but like bands, DJs, etc., there's a fairly sizable investment. A friend who's into horses says they're an even bigger money suck than a boat.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
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