Episode 53: Dave Madden

it's the friday of sxsw and i am almost completely fried. this one has been exhausting. the walking, the drinking, the loud talking, the cacophony of 5000 bands playing at once in a one-mile radius and i played a couple of shows yesterday. anyway, i have seen some great music and i have seen some absolutely terrible music.... so it's been interesting.

my guest for episode 53 is musician/singer/songwriter, dave madden. i think i first met dave at a music conference in dewey beach, delaware like 7 years ago or something. he was living in new york at the time, but a couple of years after we met, he moved to austin. so, i was online the other day and i came across an article about dave in a magazine where he talked about feeling complacent and wanting to shake up what he does and how he presents it. by this, i mean, he was feeling like people weren't really coming to shows, they were just "shows" at a bar and not an "event" that you don't want to miss. so, what he did was put together an event and put everything he had into a concert that would make people feel like they could not miss it. well, he did it. four times. and it worked. i like dave. our conversation inspired me to look at what i'm doing and start figuring how i can do it better. thank you dave. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did.

ciao! -jg

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