Wednesday, May 27
Being a musician in LA is hard. On the plus side, it's one of the few opportunities for a white male to understand what it's like to be part of an oppressed minority. Seriously, people talk down to musicians like we're all stupid, when it's really just the drummers who have to watch YouTube videos to remember how to tie their shoes in the mornings. I play jazz mostly. Everyone knows a handful of facts or stories about jazz. And they always want to share these anecdotes with me, like I might not know Miles played with Charlie Parker. Who was nicknamed Bird. And did a bunch of heroin. I get it, you watched the Ken Burns thing on PBS, good for you. I just finished paying off $20,000 of music school student loans, asshole.