Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Space and Time

I joined a new social networking site the other day. It's called Crewspace, and it's similar to MySpace, but less cluttered and meant for road crews to socialize with each other. As they put it:
A social network for Roadies, Tour Managers, Production Managers, Sound Engineers, Lampys, Backline, Techs, Drivers, Caterers, Security and anyone else who tours! Find work, find crew, connect with friends and have fun! Customise your profile, add music, videos, blogs etc.
We live temporary lives out here. Friendships last only as long as a tour sometimes, and the shared experience of travel, sleep, no sleep, work and boredom is a crucible for making fast friendships. We eat the same foods at the same time. We sleep in the same bunks or hotels. Whatever happened to me today happened almost exactly the same way to several other people, so there is not much to talk about except previous gigs and tours. I know how your day went...it was the same as mine!

Crewspace let's you re-connect with international touring and local crews that you might not have seen in years and let's you keep tabs on your friends. It also offers forums to discuss relevant industry issues and a help wanted/help available section.

Specialized groups were an inevitable solution to the 200 million MySpace accounts that are out there. Crewspace does a great job of meeting the needs of a small but necessary group of people in the Music Industry. I invite my fellow roadies to check it out.

4 Comments:

Blogger Willful said...

Hey Tom, sounds great but we need an Invitation!!

hope all is well with you

Regards

Willis

4/7/08 16:15  
Blogger Tom Spaulding said...

Hey Willis- I need your e-mail address! You can join Crewspace without an invite...

4/7/08 17:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tom! Greetings from Wisc.!

I'm not in crewspace, but I guess I'd qualify as part of the crew from back in the day.

Thanks for keeping this great blog going -- it's excellent. It's also fun keeping up with all your adventures.

All the best!

Bob Mueller
muellr@execpc.com

17/7/08 08:38  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Hi I'm a guitar tech trying to find an invitation to crewspace. I recently found out about it and I really want to sign up. Is there anyway I can get you to send me an invite?? My email is Jessieaman@aol.com thanks so much

7/8/08 13:00  

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