I HATE daylight savings time

Discussion in 'Gigs & Jams - Past, Present, Future' started by MikeS, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. MikeS

    MikeS Moderator... Another Man In Black.
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    Last night I played at a place that was one of the first to ever book me ( second actually, but the only one still in business) and they book me there every 6 weeks or so, so I certainly feel some loyalty there, but they are already one of my lower paying gigs and it's a 4 hour gig 9:30-1:30.

    It's getting to the point where those 4 hour gigs, particularly ones that start late like this on are getting tougher and tougher on this old bod. Since we changed the clocks last night I got to play from 9:30-1:30 and then another 12:30-1:30 (after the clock change) for a total of 5 hours!

    I HAD planned on getting strict about 45 min on 15 off, but that NEVER works out for me. Since I do an all request show I always feel obligated to finish the requests in front of me before I break (Also don't want to give people an excuse to leave), so again it was a 2 hour first set, 15 minutes break an 1.5 hour min set, a 15 min break and an 1 hour set to close out the night.
    They DID pay me for the extra hour, but MAN am I ever dragging my ass today!!!
     
  2. TwoNotesSolo

    TwoNotesSolo Student Of The Blues

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    Sorry to break it out to you, but you got ripped off. The official daylight saving start is 3:00am, at which time the clock winds back to 2:00.

    Any computer, phone, atomic watch, etc... follows the rule.

    You should Google it and send it to them with a request for extra $$. Good luck
     
  3. TwoNotesSolo

    TwoNotesSolo Student Of The Blues

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    Oops sorry, I didn't see they paid you extra.
    Still, winding the clock back at midnight is wrong.

    I was once on an overnight train during daylight savings change as the train literally stopped in the middle of nowhere at 3:00am and got going again an hour later.
     
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  4. MikeS

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    True, but arguing with the guy that hires you isn't always a great idea.
     
  5. TwoNotesSolo

    TwoNotesSolo Student Of The Blues

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    That could solve your loyalty problem :)
     
  6. JPsuff

    JPsuff Satisfaction is complacency

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    Champagne problems, my friend! :Beer:

    Put another way, I wish I could bitch about someone wanting me to play guitar longer than I planned -- and get paid to do it. :LOL:

    Maybe someday I'll know how that feels.
     
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  7. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    Suck it up buttercup!! No one ever said that the life of a musician was going to be easy...

    Steve
     
  8. TwoNotesSolo

    TwoNotesSolo Student Of The Blues

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    I looked it up and I was wrong. The time changes at 2:00am, not 3:00am.

    Looks like all of Europe changes at the same time, so it could be 1:00am, or 3:00am depending on your time zone. And it's not the same weekend as the US (I think it was a week ago?)

    Yeah it's all a big mess to make sure it's completely dark by the time you get home from work :(
     
  9. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    We just went back to standard time, daylight savings starts in Spring
     
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  10. TwoNotesSolo

    TwoNotesSolo Student Of The Blues

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    Yeah yeah, did I mention this whole thing is a mess?
     
  11. Crossroads

    Crossroads Thump the Bottom

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    Yes Mike Please see above.

    Your problem is actually with Daylight Losing Time.
     
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  12. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    4 hour, late night one man gig's are VERY HARD on a young man, let alone one that the years are creeping up on. I quit doing them a long time ago---I changed to, 7 to 11.--Later on it was 6-10.
    I notice now that the only place here in P.V. that has live music runs the band from 6 till 10 and then a DJ from 10 to 1....usually the older crowd starts thinning out about 9 to 10---and the late nighters are usually the younger partyers. Anyway--my hat is off to you for doing what your doing. It's a hard road.
     
  13. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    I will never play guitar for hire so have difficulty relating to the above. All I know is my wife and I were driving home yesterday afternoon after a day of house shopping and at 5:30 it was already getting dark. And I hate it.
     
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    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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  15. Paleo

    Paleo Where's the root?

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    By Christmas it would be getting dark at 5:30 even if we didn't set our clocks back.

    But off course, with Standard Time it will then be 4:30.:eek:
     
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    That's why I moved south so many years ago. That, and of course, snow (or lack thereof).
     
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  17. JohnHurley

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    I could maybe see someone paying me to stop playing ...
     
  18. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone Portage, Michigan

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    Mr.Scary A Blues Legend in My Own Mind

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    My hatred for SNOW is beyond words.
     
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  20. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    My hatred for SNOW is directly, linearly proportional to my age.
     
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