Hey Friends, take a look at this old Bottom of the Hill calendar. 10 years ago this day I mixed Portugal. The Man for the first time. The next two times they came through the B.o.t.H. on tour I specifically asked to mix their shows again cuz I loved working with them so much. Exactly 5 years later (Jan. 2012) they were taking me on tour as their FOH Engineer in Europe (opening for The Black Keys) and Australia.
You always gotta think long term, people. Maybe right now you’re just mixing (or performing) in small bars or clubs but think of what you could be doing in 3, 5 or 10 years if you keep honing your skills and building positive relationships along the way. There are no shortcuts or get-rich-quick schemes that won’t leave you full of regret (and embarrassment) in the long run so always do the right thing and keep working on being your best version of yourself, even if you think you should be further along the path than where you are now. Just be patient. Like Gary Vaynerchuk always says, “Legacy is greater than currency.” 🙂