MERGE - Best Of 2006 - The Lists (entry 12)
SAN FAYDL (Ladybug Transistor)
Hmmm, so last year I sent you guys something, and it actually APPEARED (!) on your website.... YIKES! So here I go again, pushing my luck. As per usual, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with top 10 albums, films etc. (My Top 10 albums have been
roughly the same since 1967.... :0). Hope you like it. :) Love & miss you guys, San in Swizzy. XOXO
TOP 10 REASONS TO REMAIN A STRUGGLING MUSICIAN
10 You get plenty of healthy excercise, carrying gear up and down horribly steep steps, to trains, busses and venues without elevators.
9 You face daily the wonderful challenge of trying to explain to your family and friends, the joys of playing music for less than the minimum wage.
8 You end up posessing a deeper sense of appreciation in simple things, that most people take for granted.... such as food.
7 When you do finally get that job in your local suburban music store, it's actually a step up.
6 You get to hear and see in person, so many trendy young bands passing you by on their way to the top.
5 You will never feel the unbearable pressure to kill yourself, because you're on your way down.
4 At least you're not a struggling "Slam Poet".
3 You are happy and secure in the knowledge that your love life will always be new and exciting, because absolutely no one is stupid enough to stay in a long term relationship with you.
2 You have "cred" by default.
1 Because successful musicians are such GOD AWFUL BORES!!!