10 Ways for Musicians to Stay Out of Trouble:

Lord knows I’ve gotten in plenty trouble at and after gigs in my life. As a musician whose career has spanned over 25 years, I have made all if not most of these mistakes. My friend and extraordinary drummer, in his own right, has put these life lessons in music into a concise and easily digestible list. Please heed the wisdom of these words. I’m living proof that they will save your life.
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1) Don’t make comments about, get friendly with, or communicate w/ a married woman.
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2) If ur gonna drink, drink at the Beginning of the gig, so you have time to sober up and get home when its over.
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3) If ur killing on ur instrument, Do Not make direct eye contact with that girl that is staring u down. U have found the key. Shes trying to direct u to her ignition…
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4) Pack up Quickly when the gig is over and go Home.
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5) Hug a woman Around or Above her arms. Let those arms be like two Sex guardrails, keepin you on the path of righteousness.
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6) Text messages, pics, and Emails are Forever. If u cant stand by what u say, dont give it a Body.

7) Trust your First mind.
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8) Leave old trouble in the past, or remember the Whole thing. Dont just think about how Good it was- remember how Bad it was too, then decide.
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9) Dont talk too long with ur fellow bandmates about booty, because those heathens will turn u into a heathen, and ull be caught up from a conversation.
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10) Give ur passions a moment to Die down. After u play, the atmosphere is Swimming with spirits looking for a place to go. Stay on ur instrument for a min and let the air clear, Then move to the people.

By sharay reed

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