On Asking For Things Performers Can’t Do

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Hey there!

So this happened: some guy decided the best way to vent about our current President was to go on Twitter and ask celebrities to stop appearing in commercials, if those commercials would be appearing on FOX News.

It shows just how much civilians do not have a clue about what we do for a living.


Hope this helps!

David

 

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  1. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the term “Real Job”. I was a musician right out of high school in a successful band (we even had an agent) and making pretty good money in the early 80’s. At family get-togethers, I would almost always get someone saying “Are you still doing that band thing?, when are you going to get a real job?, You should go to college?”, etc. When I decided to give up the traveling life of a musician, I landed a nice job in radio. I foolishly thought I would be off the “get a real job” hook. I still got the same line. It wasn’t glamorous at first, just a 7-midnight show, but I worked my way up to General manager in the 18 years I worked for that group of stations. The “Real job” comments eventually stopped, but it still amazes me what the mindset was, and probably still is. Sure glad I got a “real job” in voiceover these days. LOL