What to expect when dating a musician
Most women are mistaken into thinking it's really sweet. You were his inspiration, his muse and the face he saw at 2 am while he was strumming up the new chords.
They think it's the best gift they'll ever receive. You're the one who gets to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea as he debuts his work at a private concert just for you. The moment the relationship began, you signed off your heart to be vulnerable to his work because that's all the songs are.
For reasons that have yet to be identified, when a woman walks into a room, the most attractive guy she'll find is bound to be the one sitting in the corner in cuffed skinny jeans, strumming his guitar while tapping his scuffed leather shoes on the hardwood floor.
There's just something about a man who belts out harmonies and wears his heart on his sleeve that gets our blood pumping and our hormones ready to pounce.
Barradale became their manager after their third gig (at The Boardwalk) and paid for them to record four more three-song demos from late August 2003 to November 2004.
Barradale drove the band around venues in the north of England to establish their reputation, handing out copies of the demo CDs after each show.
On the other hand, it can also be pretty awkward, uncomfortably personal, sometimes mortifying and, in the worst cases, extremely hurtful. They are not confessions of love or things written up to make you smile; they're items of business.
Every emotional experience you've shared together is now subject to be exploited for the sake of making it into the glamorous, coveted and cutthroat music industry.
They're confident, they're idealists and they're ballsy as hell for taking on an industry that is damn near certain to kick them in the guts once or twice.
The performance is typically given in an opera house, accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble, which since the early 19th century has been led by a conductor.