Listen: New York, Wayne Kramer, Qatar discussed on World Cafe
"Back on the world cafe that's Qatar doors from clash. Talking about our guest Wayne Kramer of the MC five. His new book is called the hard stuff. The ban BMC fifty Wayne and a bunch of great guest musicians will be out onto her this fall. So you're out of jail. You're living in New York and I, it seems like you just have this incredibly bad streak of luck. You're married and divorced. Short time your managers suggest you move in with him. He puts his name on the least changes the locks. You're divorced, broke and homeless and you take a new career as a carpenter, how did that happen? Well, I got sick of impor-. You know, you could be in a band and the band will be doing well for a year or two, or you might even have some hit records, but everything runs if you're a musician and you get a gig as soon as gigs done, you gotta find another gig and. I saw in New York that every poet I knew every actor I knew every bass player. I knew all had day jobs, and I always was a snob about day jobs. You know, I thought my attitude was, well, if he could play, he wouldn't need a day job does. That's how arrogant I was and full of myself. And then one day there, I am just, you know, sick of impor- between gigs and and I answered."