I've been sitting here trying to think of some words of wisdom to impart to the younger musicians. The ones that would pay attention, already are. There ain't many of them...but they are there. AND they're paying attention to what us old farts do and say. So I'll try to not come across like a cranky uncle, but I can't make any promises.
Read more: An Open Letter To My Fellow Aging Musicians by Memphis Mike
East End bassist Robbie Perrone is a great player and an all-around cool dude. He has played in many working bands over the past decade. We talked to him about his current band, East End.
Read more: Interview: East End Bassist Robbie Perrone
AcoustiCafe: Welcome to the Funhouse
by Amber Bamber
As a songwriter, I've always stressed the importance of open stages, jam nights and open mic nights for artistic growth. You get the opportunity to meet like minded people that you can bounce ideas off of. You get an opportunity to hone your stage presence. You'll meet people to start bands or work on projects with.
Its like the fun part of school, where the usual curriculum is interrupted and you get a chance to just have fun and let loose with your classmates. A home away from home, with brothers and sisters to share your hobbies, interests, and experiences with.
Read more: AcoustiCafe: Welcome to the Funhouse
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AWARENESS, COMPASSION and ACTION. Sages Message is a simple one if you know someone that uses drugs then support him or her.