karma karma karma

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Reynolds 101, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Well last night we had a KILLER gig at an outdoor bar, and it definitely made my night. They had told us (a 3pc. blues/psych rock band) that we were guaranteed at least $150. Well we packed the place entirely full and were called on for an encore, but we still only got $150 because there was no cover fee.

    So I left, pleased with the show, but a little bummed that we didn't get paid for such a good show.

    Well while I was playing a couple of my neighbors showed up with some friends of theirs, and my mom was talking to them all. I guess that my neighbors brother just opened up a new restaurant 30 minutes away and is looking for someone to play acoustic guitar at the restaurant on thursday and friday nights. He was amazed at how good I was and that I am so young (16), and asked if I played acoustic guitar. And ironically I play acoustic guitar and a ukulele.

    Im giving him a call this week, and I can finally be playing music I like aside from loud blues all the time, and its just me so I can choose what goes.

    ps. I'll be making tips, and will be getting free dinners there :)
  2. Masterquack


    Jul 15, 2007
    nice gig grab man!
    i wish people were amazed at my skill <insert crying here> :p
  3. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    karma karma karma


  4. Marksb_2000


    Jun 2, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    If the club owner says you are going to make "at least" 150, That means you are "only" going to make 150.
  5. He's still young...he doesn't speak the language yet. :D
  6. gb2


    Mar 14, 2008
    Stuttgart, Germany
    [club owner dictionary]

    at least = at most

    sure = maybe

    catering = 3$ buy-out

    free drinks = 5$ bar voucher

    always = never

    place to sleep = place to park your van "at least" ;)


    anyway, cool story
  7. damnit, beat me too it...:ninja:
  8. mdiddium


    Jun 21, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    Haha this is very nicely done. I think if it hasn't already been done, then we should start a "club owner dictionary" on the Band Management forum. I have to ammend one...

    free drinks = $5 bar voucher


    free drinks = 2 drink tickets for the cheapest beer in the bar

    and also

    "we'll promote" = we might put up a flyer on the day of the show or we might spell your band's name incorrectly on our myspace page
  9. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Cool on your new gig.
    At some restaurants, free dinners are the shizzle.
    I remember some regular gigs at BBQ joints and Greek restaurants where the dinners were pretty memorable.

    More than that, playing a different kind of music that you really (also) enjoy is excellent.
    Nice going!

    PS - out here in the Santa Cruz area there's a hoppin' Ukelele scene.
  10. bassfrenzie


    May 26, 2008
    Club ownerese.

    I'll Advertize. = Call all your friends.

    I'll give you a raise next time if I can afford it. = I will never give you a raise.

    I didn't make any money. = I'm making a killing off of you.
  11. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
  12. I was fixin' to say the same thing!:smug:
  13. Kraken


    Jun 19, 2001
    Aylesbury, England

    Did anyone start the club ownerese thread?
  14. nickn


    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    LOL that's what I was thinking too. :hyper:
  15. good stuff man, and excellent gig pick up...can't wait to get home so I can start gigging...its been soooo long