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Re: Looking for advice

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Posted by Dave Rat on October 27, 2003 at 17:32:01:

In Reply to: Looking for advice posted by Dean Marsinelli on October 26, 2003 at 18:28:05:

: Hi, I'm a senior in highschool and my career goal is to either work for a touring company or own my own (you guys are my idols). Currently I own a bunch of equipment and do local gigs for bands in my area (boston), see my page for details http://www.geocities.com/dean2031 The top cabinets I use are custom built by me (15"/4x6.5"). I plan to go to college next year and continue my little business and hope to expand it and maybe do some touring with local bands. I plan to major in Electrical/Communication Engineering and minor in Sound Recording Technologies so I get a feel of how to fix/build the equipment and how to use it. Sorry for the long post I'm just wondering if that is what I should shoot for in college or is it something different, and if there is a future in this (yes I am willing to work my way up and not just start at the top, thats why im starting now at 17). Any advice is greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work I see you guys all the time at concerts!

Well, that is a double edged sword! First, I would have to say that taking up a career in the sound rental/engineering world is less than what most would consider a 'good career.' That is not to say that many do not succeed in some sense of the word but 'unstable' and unpredictable definitely comes to mind.

On the other hand, I full heartedly urge any and all people to pursue their respective 'dreams' at all costs. Their seems nothing more fulfilling and challenging than doing what you love to do for the rest of your life and having people enjoy paying you for it.

I can say that the my experience has been that 'it is not whether you will succeed at whatever you choose, it is just a matter of how much effort and time it will take you'

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