Musicians and booze. Old school thinking that persists. Me, I never drink on the job. Ever. I won't hire folks who do either.
Back in the day, drinking was very common in the music business. Those who persisted are now unhealthy, incapacitated to varying degrees, or more likely just plain dead. Don, Bill, Kurt, Steve, my personal list goes on and on.
Imagine your child's grade school teacher proudly declaring that it helps them relax and get in the zone before class. Or lawyer, doctor, bus driver, etc. Unthinkable, dangerous, and the quick cause of sanctions.
I'm not impressed. If you are an alcoholic, you know it. Slay the dragon before it kills you, what's left of your career and/or family and "stay in the game".
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 5th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.