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work agreement.

 

I think it’s fair to say we all appreciate getting a gig and of course we all do the best we can to keep that gig once we have it. We will work odd and long hours. We take on all the stress that comes with very strict deadlines and intense troubleshooting. We load and unload, unpack and repack. Demand is high. At times, under this workload, it can become hard to maintain a positive attitude and when our “quality of life” starts to suffer, things can become very sour, very quickly. This is why I think that it is smart when negotiating your salary to include a work agreement. …Continue Reading

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how to pack a suitcase.

whether you are getting ready for a bus tour or about to fly between every gig on a festival circuit, it is important to pack efficiently. you need to decide what you need to travel with and what you don’t need to travel with. this can be difficult when you are going to be away from home for two months, changing locations everyday. a lot of the time, even after you have carefully considered every last thing you plan on packing, you still don’t have enough room. …Continue Reading

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Quick tour tip: 2 valid passports. Yes it is possible…

Everyone knows that in today’s day and age we need a valid passport to travel internationally, everywhere. It is an extremely important document which needs to be safe guarded and protected while abroad. It’s your access to the world. Losing your passport can not only be a nightmare but also can create a serious situation.
Especially while traveling for tour where time is almost always of the essence.

That being said did you know you can obtain a second valid passport? …Continue Reading

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Loosen up

We all learn, eventually, that touring life can be quite rough on the ol’ muscles, joints and of course the back. Let’s face it – a long day on your feet, flanked by a load in and load out – can do a number on the body. Not to mention the negative effects that bus bunks can contribute to our overall stiffness and mobility. Add hours of sitting in cramped airports and planes, and you’ve got yourself one weary traveler. Over time, you almost stop noticing the incredible tightness of your entire body and accept this physical limbo as your norm… almost. …Continue Reading