Before I got into music journalism back in the Neolithic era, I took on all sorts of weird jobs between gigs to make ends meet.
At various stages in my life I’ve worked in a music store (of course), was a dishwasher, did shipping and receiving, worked in an import shop, was an apprentice carpenter, stuffed decorative pillows, was a furniture stripper, made costume jewelry, delivered packages around greater London for an advertising agency, did any number of odd jobs at a winery in the Livermore Valley, wrote restaurant reviews, managed an apartment building, was a moving man, and cleaned a bar at an American military hotel in London.
Sorry, no brain surgery.
How about you? What have you done in the past to make ends meet while feeding your drumming addition?