During Monday whilst in college, one of my tutors started a discussion with the class about all the possibilities there are in the music industry, me being the only drummer in the class he used me as an example and said that I could be a drum technician for a band, which is basically the drummers assistant, setting up his kit, making sure nothing goes wrong, moving it to different venues ect.
Now, I'm not a negative person, I'm actually rather positive! But I know that it won't be easy to get into at all, drummers will be looking for someone with experience, I'm not saying that I don't have any... I've been playing drums since the age of 10 and can maintain them very well, aswell as set mic's up and all that jazz, but I just don't see it possible to get in touch with a band and the next minute you're drum teching for them.
That was our disagreement, I believed he was making it sound too easy and effortless, so he asked me for my current favourite band, to which I replied Architects, and I gave him the bands email.
I said that if he could get me, an 18 year old Welsh guy from the valley's of North Wales to drum tech for a band almost effortlessly, I'd eat my shoe infront of the class.
But you see, this is what is worrying me now, my tutor can 'talk the talk' you could say, he sounds professional when he writes letters and stuff, so what if he gets carried away and says a load of shit about me, which actually impresses the drummer and he hires me. I won't be what he expects, especially since I have no "real" drum tech experience so It'll be humiliating as hell. But so is eating a shoe infront of a class.
But I'm keeping positive about it (told you!) my tutor would have either have forgotten to send the email (conviently) or got a response which was a flat-out no. I like to think of it as a win-win situation for me.
Would be cool if I drum tech'd for Architects though, Dan inspires me a lot, I'd get to see him play live almost everyday.