You’re in music. You are frustrated with the Industry and on days where you are honest enough to admit it you are jealous of several of the seemingly talentless hacks that sit atop the pop charts. Here are some of the conclusions I have come to about my career path in and out of music.
Sometime in the last year or so I was aimlessly flipping through 400 channels of nothing on when I noticed a familiar face on TV. My old band mate from college Gabe Roth was playing on one of the late night shows with the band he founded - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. After playing together in college Gabe simply never stopped. He maxed his credit cards and borrowed money from friends and did anything and everything he could to always be playing. Although he is most proud of the work he does with his own projects he was recently awarded a Grammy for engineering and doing arrangement on the Amy Winehouse Record “Back to Black”. Gabe is not one of the talentless I referred to in the opening paragraph by any stretch of the imagination.