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Industry Arts
Occupation Music Business Consultant / Writer
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction My favorite time of day on a show day--other than the show itself--was always the time of day I call the Golden Hour. The Golden Hour starts when the stage is ready, the crew has left for dinner break, and the venue falls quiet after a day of busy sounds and teamwork. The sun is usually beginning to set, and it's as if the venue, which has been at rest all day, takes its cue from the first fans starting to arrive outside and decides it's time to wake up and get ready for work. This is my cue to find something to do out in the empty House so I can catch a few minutes of feeling the venue slowly waking up. You can almost feel the building yawn, stretch, and come to life, and about 45 minutes later, the energy in the building has changed dramatically and the atmosphere starts to crackle...as if the venue is starting to buzz from its first espresso of the day. If you can relate to the above scenario--or if you're looking forward to it someday--you might like the MusicBizAdvice.com website. Meanwhile, never, never, give up on your dreams!
Interests Music, writing music industry articles, songwriting, bands, artist management, booking, concert promotion, reading, publishing, music business consulting, independent musicians, rock and roll history, Hollywood history, indie musicians, DIY
Favorite Movies "Sunset Boulevard", 1930's films.
Favorite Music Too many up and coming bands to mention, Rock and Roll, Beatles, Rob Thomas, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Elton John, Billie Holiday, Elvis, Big Band, Beethoven, Vivaldi
Favorite Books biographies, non-fiction, Raymond Chandler, The Great Gatsby.

What would you wear for camouflage if you were hiding in a gingerbread house?

Marzipan, formed into the shape of a slipcover for a chair. (Police Officer: "How did you escape?" Lucy Ricardo: "I pretended to be a chair.")