............or, the kids are doing mighty fine. An update (and latest music video) from Unorganized Hancock, the house band at Sippican Cottage:
All the self-organized bands the kids form start nowhere and go noplace, almost by design.
Here's the usual plan:
A. Form band
C. Rock stars!
Life doesn't work that way. You need to find places to play, and audiences to entertain, and find a way to charge to play at these places. Simply learning to play isn't half of the music business, and honestly, most never even get that far. They learn two-thirds of some song no one wants to hear, and then give up. You have to amuse the audience. That concept -- you're supposed to entertain the audience, not yourselves -- is not just overlooked by 99 percent of potential musicians, it's an entirely alien idea to them. It's old hat to my boys.