Stupid Things People Say To Musicians

They say there’s no such thing as a bad question. Well I don’t know who “they” are, but I respectively disagree. Stupid questions are everywhere!

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Musicians are people too.

From now on, use the following tips to avoid saying stupid things when you talk with musicians.

12 Things You Should Never Say To A Musician

1. So Are You Trying To Be A Musician
I am a musician. Not trying… Why don’t people understand just how much work it takes to be a musician? How many hours and late nights and how much sweat and pain goes into it?

2. You Sound Like…
I know you’re trying to be nice by putting me in good company, but musicians want to feel original. We don’t want to hear we sound like everyone else… unoriginal. It’s fine for you to sell your friends on listening to someone new by comparing them to well known artists, but when talking to a musician, the best compliment is “you sound like YOU and it’s awesome”…

3. You Should Try Out For American Idol
I will slap you…

7. Can I Get On The List? Plus 1?
You don’t have $10 to support my music, but you have $50 for the round of shots you just bought everyone? I could barely afford the gas to get here. Do you give me free stuff from your work?

8. What’s Your Real Job?
It’s this little field called music. It’s way more real than those TPS reports you put together for the Bobs…

9. What’s Your Backup Plan
What’s yours?

Sad, but true… Go read the rest, and stop asking stupid questions.