When I told my parents I wanted to pursue a career as a guy in a band, they were not thrilled. I suspect similar scenarios have played out in the houses of just about every musician out there. So you'd think that no one would bother writing a helpful little book, explaining the day to day life of a rock musician in terms simple and positive enough that a child might think it was a reasonable job option. Well, you'd be wrong!
I found this little gem the other day, and couldn't believe it - an old book called A Day In The Life Of A Rock Musician. I've been trying to figure out who this could possibly be aimed at, but I'm drawing a blank.
Maybe the most surprising thing about this? The book is almost entirely accurate! When you consider the fact that weird old fashions are cool again, this could almost be a book about one of your favourite Radio 3 bands - did somebody say The Elwins??
So, now that you know how real musicians spend their days, are you surprised? Or is this what you expected?
on Jul 16, 2012