It would be interesting to hear about some of our day jobs. I apologize in advance if this too OT, but it\'s something I wonder everytime I read posts or listen to the wonderful demos here.
I suppose some are lucky enough to list composer as their fulltime work.
As for me, I\'m an ERP software consultant helping companies implement manufacturing, financials, inventory, order management,and purchasing software.
I work as a translator and proof reader at UPC University, Barcelona. I look over the technical papers of all the proffessors and make sure they make sense! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I\'m yet to make a penny out of music, although I made a frame-acurate jingle for an interactive CD-ROM of a graphic design company in return for them making my website. (they haven\'t started yet [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] )
But yeah, having a day job is very unavoidable at the moment!
I do music for TV ads and station promos.
Much easier than my old day job carting a station wagon full of gear from session to session, but you don\'t have as interesting a social life [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
> I\'ve always heard programmers make great musicians.
I think it’s the other way round. I remember when I starting programming, it just “felt” like composing. Different threads of logic and relationship, moving at different levels. You jump on one of those threads and ride it. Suddenly, you’ve arrived at someplace unexpected, and feel like you know something you didn’t realize you knew.