A blog about a podcast about music, and metal health.
This week we looked at life backstage, and dispel all the myths about blue M&Ms, drugs, fun and groupies. Instead we give the real story warm of cans of Fosters, packet sandwiches and if you're lucky a crusty leather sofa.
This is a key part of most bands stories, playing gigs, working out relationships with other bands, filling long periods of time, and generally sitting in a room no bigger than the spare bedroom at your Mum's house.
I am fascinated by the relationships musicians form with areas of this industry. For a person that stands on stage to perform, it's amazing how socially messed up a musician can be, awkward and unfriendly. This is magnified by all these strangers thrown into a small space together, and left to fend for themselves. It's no doubt different for swanky posh bands, but I wouldn't be suprised if it wasn't too dissimilar.