There are a lot of misconceptions about the life of a musician. The old rock star image of bright lights, fast living and traveling with an entourage is almost patently false. Most musicians have day jobs –- and not just to pay the bills. Jobs provide new challenges, personal fulfillment and, yes, some rent or gas money. And usually when somebody is writing a new record or scheduling a tour, they have to balance that with their job. How an artist spends their time by day will influence the creative process at night. In Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Scene Point Blank looks at how musicians split their time, and how their careers influence their music –- or, sometimes –- how their music provides escape. In this edition, we chat with Jung Sing of Silent to discuss bar ownership during a pandemic, and how he balances that with making music. Check out Silent’s Modern Hate, out now on Three One G. Scene Point Blank: You own an Asian fusion bar, connected to a restaurant. Do you own the restaurant too? How long have you owned it and, if you only own the bar portion, how did the partnership come to be? Jung Sing: I don’t own the bar by myself. We have a partnership 4 people, which include my direct partner Johanan Lam and the two owners of the restaurant. We have the same percentage of incomes on the bar area; the restaurant area is not part of my business. … Read more
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