|Bad Blogger!(Get a student 2 do it)
Friday, September 30, 2011
Ok - you can get blog burnout. I find I haven't been blogging as much as I ought to - I was just reading something about online presence & reminded myself of that -
So - some ongoing tips on how we live frugally -
My hubby is a songwriter of 12-step songs, having been a friend of Bill W. for over 25 years - & he was written an amazing collection of songs - Some of these we have performed at various 12-step gatherings around S. Calif. - And as we got further & further into this, we discovered that to go any further we needed a more professional CD sampler.
But the COST! Much more than we can spare, especially since my husband has been unemployed for over 4 months! Lots of time to work on the music - but no money for studio time....
THEN I saw an ad in craigslistla where a student at a local Hollywood recording school was looking for musicians to record - gratis!
We went last night & spent 4-5 hours recording. It was a great experience for both hubby & me (I sang backup) - & we came out with some pretty good demo material - GRATIS! Wow - the studio was state of the art & the student engineer patient, eager & helpful. All in all a wonderful & productive evening - for parking & a tip to the kid!
I have often said that some people PAY good money to have learning experiences - but the best way is to prepare yourself & throw yourself into a real situation! Last evening was one case in point.
You can get students to do all sorts of things! In the past I have used students for:
Dental work at a dental school
Cleaning at a college program for dental hygienists
Hair cutting at beauty schools (I like the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica)
This recording session
I have also read about using students to do work on your car - mechanical & body work - getting student massages - and many other beauty school services. Students learn about all sorts of useful work. See if what you desire can be done for less - by a student!
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