Not quite what this new thread is for but, proud Papa has to tell somebody this.....
My youngest boy is 26 and he just came back from Europe 3 days ago. He and his band (Deal Casino) were asked to be the opening band for a more famous band (Bad Flower). They played 12 gigs in Germany, France, Italy, Scotland, Wales, and England!
This is the same kid that I had to drive him and his equipment in my pickup to graduation party gigs for high schoolers 10 yrs ago.
I don't know how much he's making but he doesn't ask me for a dime. Never did.
He doesn't smoke, drink or do drugs and he's never been arrested either.
I am a professional singer. People pay me not to sing.
I love "Alice's Restaurant". When I was an advisor in Viet Nam, five of us E-6 to E-8 sailors were arrested by Army MPs for having five people riding in a four-person jeep. They took us to the Army Provost Martial. There were three Army judges sitting at a about five foot high desk looking down on us. They told us to sit on the wood bench by the wall and wait for the Navy to come get us.
I suggested it was the Group W bench and started singing "Allice's Restaurant" and the others chimed in in five part harmony. The judges didn't find it funny and told us to shut up.