The new job is great, I mean, the pay sucks, but I like my co-workers and I’m making some great industry connections. Nothing is perfect, there are somethings I might do differently if I was the small-business owner, but I’m not so all I can do is great at what is tasked to me.
I like being able to walk to work, less reliance on cars/oil is indeed the revolution and, to boot, I’m just happy to be living close enough to sound mixing work that I can indeed stroll in on my days I’m on the schedule.
Although maybe I’d do somethings differently if I was in charge of a music club, I really enjoy the job. I like the dynamism of the mix compared to my work in the A/V industry, where a sound guy can find work but the gigs suck; AGM’s versus Rock and Roll bands. It’ll be nice working with music performance for the time being. And I get to DJ a little too, nothing serious, just the house music, pre-recorded tapes, but it’s better than not.
I really like the job so far and am telling myself I will stick it out until I am thirty-five, hopefully I can parlay this gig into something more substantial. It feels like a big relief finally landing something substantial in the music industry away from the LA’s, NY’s and London’s, or like in Canada, away from Toronto. :)