Holy human waste! I'm a Fulltime Musician!

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Pithecanthropus Roast Master
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Many of you know I own my own business roasting coffee. What you may not know is that I haven't paid myself a dime yet because all the money we make gets used up running the business for the next month. So I supplement my income by playing music ranging from wedding band, down through musical wallpaper (we call them "potted plant" gigs), all the way up to Headlining Act.

I just got my 1099 form (non-employee compensation tax document, technically I am an independent contractor) from the band leader and in 2007 I made the most I've ever made. It ain't much, but the research I did put me in the same category as certain clergy members, county board members and one I misread as "first level assassin" -- which really caught my interest -- but it turned out to be "first level assistant something-or-other."

I'm just stunned. Really stunned.
justine Elitist Beer Lover
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Zapski Gaze into my eyes...
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dv
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wait....is it a good thing your making your money by moonlighting?
Anybody good enough to actually get paid to play music rates 'impressive'.
Geesie Couldn't hit it sideways
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Kirk wrote:
Anybody good enough to actually get paid to play music rates 'impressive'.


Does it count if people toss money into your saxophone case?
Conner Of Gallifrey
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Geesie wrote:
Kirk wrote:
Anybody good enough to actually get paid to play music rates 'impressive'.


Does it count if people toss money into your saxophone case?


My friend's band was making 5 grand a week that way - I wouldn't knock it.

They were selling CDs too
SpacemanSpiff Resident Gimp
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Schweeeeet-ness. If you get really famous, can I get backstage passes?
Pithecanthropus Roast Master
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SpacemanSpiff wrote:
Schweeeeet-ness. If you get really famous, can I get backstage passes?


I'm sure if you're "nice" to one of the security guards you can get in. ;)
Fuckin' awesome, dude! Making any money through a creative endeavour is important. I'm talking important. Don't listen to any confused individual who says different.

I look forward to joining your entourage and chillin' with your cast-off uncouth individuals!

:: gets naked and plays air guitar ::
Geesie Couldn't hit it sideways
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Pithecanthropus wrote:
SpacemanSpiff wrote:
Schweeeeet-ness. If you get really famous, can I get backstage passes?


I'm sure if you're "nice" to one of the security guards you can get in. ;)


Is the chick a security guard?
DukeofNuke FREE RADICAL
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Really cool!
Your band is awesome!
(Do I get my free coffee now?)
Malkin kick 'em in the face; taste the body
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Ein
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Congrats!! Getting money doing something you would do for free is awesome!
user Stupid cockwomble
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I'm still thrilled that people are willing to pay me to take picktures.
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Holy human waste! I'm a Fulltime Musician!