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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Spent, Feb 10, 2014.
New Study Finds Only 88% Of Guitar Center Customers Become Famous Musicians
Boy it sucks being in the 12%
It sure does! Of course, I make a LOT more money than I could as a musician - and that helps, especially with the wife!
At least I beat the odds!
I had no idea 12% was sooooo big.
On the other hand, 100% of the GC staff could have become international touring musicians, but decided against it.
I think the 12% ARE the staff at GC.
Ummm...there are other places to buy instruments!
Just because I didn't see anyone mention it yet... The Onion is a news/parody website.
Unbelievable but true. We all know that a full 95% of GC employees will go on to become household names, as it pertains to their instrument of choice.
One of my favourite things is posting some of the more acidic (and therefore often more believable) Onion stories on Facebook, and waiting someone who doesn't 'get it' to comment with a giant, pointless rant.
We probably have the surge of reality TV being responsible for people not understanding satire or parody when they see/read it.
I posted this without comment because the TB community is smart enough to know this is satire. Right?
I had to laugh when I read this....true story.....
On one of my (very few) trips to a GC, I struck up a conversation with one of the guitar sales guys. Seemed like a cool dude, good personality. He went on to tell me how, prior to working at GC, he toured for 5 years all over the world playing guitar. Prior to touring the world as a musician, he worked in nuclear medicine (but found it too high stress). When he got back he took a job at GC, and claimed to love it.
Could be true, could be BS. I don't know. But it was entertaining to listen to the story. And meet a guy who went from nuclear medicine to touring rock star to GC sales associate.
To be fair, it isn't THAT far from the truth... I'm one of minority of employees at my GC that didn't take the job to settle down after years of professional gigging/touring. Go figure.
Well I don't know you if you guys realize this but there are a lot of nationally touring musicians who take part time jobs at GC on their off times just because of the discount. As GC employees we get factory price... yes that's right... factory price... depending on the gear you could be spending 200$ on a 1000.00$ product. This gives the one the advantage over some. Example: I work with the bassist from Oh, sleeper, he's in accessories... im looking at him right now.... also a keybordist of george clinton... yes... standing right next to me... his name is james.
Sometimes I'm not so sure.
It's pretty friggin' funny though.