How to not be late. Can it really be that simple? Not sure how long it takes to get somewhere? Open google maps (**** apple maps, Steve Job's ghost gives terrible directions) see how long it takes to get to your destination and add fifteen minutes.
Trying to get to the next level? You need someone to help you get there! Duh. What do Spotify playlists and open mic nights have in common? Gatekeepers and Key masters. Let's go find out where Zuul is.
If you notice a lack of professionalism in somebody and you keep using that person and getting frustrated, that is not on them that is on you.
The rhythm hand deserves some extra love! Stop telling yourself that someone will take care of the heavy lifting with guitar. Stop being the weak link in the band. Learn to play the damn guitar! It's nothing complicated, so don't feel overwhelmed. You just need to dedicate a little additional focus on specific techniques.
The two most important things I schedule - the stuff I'm never supposed to move? ME TIME and SLEEP TIME.
I always laugh when I hear someone make a huge deal about copyrighting their song. I think it's kind of funny that someone would assume that someone is going to search for a song that has less than a thousand streams on Spotify and rip off this no-name band from Fredericksburg, VA.
It's time to extend that olive branch with the most essential member of your band - The sound guy.