The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94754 Message #1839926
Posted By: Willie-O
21-Sep-06 - 09:10 AM
Thread Name: OK occupations for folksingers.
Subject: RE: OK occupations for folksingers.
OK, so a quantity surveyor is a faintly anachronistic title for what we in North America would refer to as a construction estimator/project manager. Or a general contractor. Depending on scale.
To get back to the thread topic, it's ironic that it's so difficult to combine most traditional-song-occupations with a musical career.
Cause basically you want a day job that pays well and doesn't take too much out of you, located in a fairly densely populated area but without a high cost of living.
Cowboying, sailoring, lumbering, etc don't really make the grade although they are well worth doing on their own merits.
I guess we're stuck with the 21st century despite ourselves.