In-Between Gigs

Posted: September 28, 2011 08:57 PM

Andy Doerschuk

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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?


Andy Doerschuk
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Posted: September 28, 2011 09:11 PM


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I guess my post in the other thread qualifies for this as well seeing as I’m not full time or salaried or anything like that. I do overhire/contracted live theatre work, electrics, set, run crew, hardly any live sound work, working on learning some more live sound though.


Phrasing people!!! Phrasing!!!

Posted: March 27, 2012 11:06 AM


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Greettings.  For sometimes I was an Ambulance Driver in Miami. Gerry Zaragemca


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