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4 Things...

Posted on April 20, 2011 with 0 comments
4 things to know about booking a  performer by Scott Youngberg. In response to the article “Five Essentials of Music Career Success,” by Peter Spellman (Courtesy of Dave Feder.)
 
As a performer, I think very “locally.” I have annual events that lead me off The Rock, but I play most of my calendar here in Key Largo / Islamorada. The article got me thinking about how different the public’s perception is from the performer’s own life experience.
Let’s say that you have a favorite local performer, and you’re having a party. This party could be at your home or in a rented room. You’ve thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if I could get * favorite performer * play?” but never pick up the phone.
 We like to work, and you might be surprised how easy it can be to liven up your event. Considering the cost of keeping a large group’s plates and glasses full, Live entertainment is a bargain these days…
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They call me SciFi....

Posted on January 27, 2011 with 0 comments
Nicknames are funny things. "Scott" doesn't lend it self to many nicknames, except the obvious Star Trek references. (My Dad used to call me "Scooter McGruder.")
"I'm givin' her all she's got, Cap'n...", "Beam me up.", etc.
I'm a huge fan of all things Science Fiction, so the rest of the Band just started calling me "SciFi." I like it. Since, generally, one does not choose their own nickname, I feel fortunate to have been given one that I have no problem with.
It's kinda nice having separate identities with the different acts...

Songwriting and The Dark Side

Posted on January 27, 2011 with 0 comments
So, island life has it's down-side. Complacency. I lit a fire under myself, on purpose. Now I'm jumping around again...
All that is just a metaphor, meaning that I'm writing again. I've found that I have a thing or two to say, as well. I've just worked up a song called, "Middle Age Sane," and I'm really happy with it. Considering that I am my own worst critic, that's actually saying something. Suzi has had it stuck in her head already, which is a great sign. I'll post the lyrics as soon as I can post the song, too.
I am always having ideas, but keeping track of them and then "fleshing them out" requires discipline. I want to write a song in 5/4 time, next. We'll see...
Now that I'm not smoking anymore, I will be digging out some older lyrics that never got a melody assigned to them... It's a song about "the other woman," and it'll be called "Nicotine."
Even if inspitation happens to come from The Dark Side, it's still inspiration...


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