Originally Posted by Steve
4 or 5 set bar gigs are 45 / 15's or 40/20's. PERIOD. IF you need more than that, you need to get another guy.
If the band or the bar is so lame that they can't hold a crowd over a 15-20 minute break without the room emptying...I need another band or bar.
I'd rather sit at home and jam with the PC or at a buddies house for fun than let someone beat me to death for 4 hours.
If I wanted to work that friggan hard, I'd go out and get real job with a real paycheck.
Music should be fun. I doubt if anyone here is in it becuase it pay SO much money. I see more people, and especially bassists, with a chair to get through sets.
Jack Bruce has a chair last time I caught his act.
The Beatles, the Allmans were young when they were pulling the long nights. Jaco's whole caeer was under 30.
An hour set is hard when you're sixty.