Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Your day job might be the anchor you need.

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Another Night Buried in the Trenches at The Day Job

The Day Job

I love to play music, I love to record, and, to the best of my abilities, I love to produce music. But what I also love is a super cool job, health insurance, and stability. Call me double-minded.

I have been a Sommelier with a restaurant group for the last 31 years, the last 18 spent at The Metropolitan Grill in Seattle. We are one of 97 restaurants worldwide that the Wine Spectator has recognized as a Grand Award Winning Wine List.

Yes, my friend, I am blessed with a super cool and exciting life and am incredibly grateful for all my opportunities.

One of four wine rooms at my Sommelier gig.

Mixed Passion And The Day Job

I have consistently juggled my love of music with my love of food and wine. They seem to be inextricably linked. Both are expressions of my innermost passions. Maybe I have hedonistic tendencies…ok, I have hedonistic tendencies, and passion reigns in my interests.

Photograph Compliments of Conor Samuel

The biggest challenge is juggling a job requiring working evenings, weekends, and holidays, with music, which usually requires gigging evenings, weekends, and holidays. The days are free, however, and I do not have a teaching gig. Working around all this is super challenging and frustrating. My heart is in the music; my belly pays the bills.

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