‘The X Factor’ Rule No. 2: You’d Kill to Be on Stage
Let's not be dramatic. No one is killing anybody -- unless you're Pat Green and Cory Morrow shooting someone just to watch them die (cue Glass Houses) -- but that story is for another day.
"The X Factor." We all want it, especially musicians. But not everyone has it. There's a lot of people trying to make it in this music scene and there's a lot of forces trying to bring them down. But those with "The X-Factor" -- that little spark that takes someone the extra mile -- will move mountains.
Those with "The X Factor" will do whatever it takes to make their dream of being on stage come true. For Sam Riggs, it was killing squirrels to put food on the table:
Getting a day job is a musician's worst enemy - it takes away from your time as a musician and a songwriter," says Riggs. "I was laid off from my job, which I took as a sign that do or die, now or never, I needed to put everything I had to being a musician. Things got bad really quick and I had to make something happen.
Squirrels are cheap - right there in your backyard. He just made it happen. He did what he had to do.
Riggs says even if he had $12 to spare he'd rather spend it on a new pack of strings than food at the store. If that's not dreaming big, I don't know what is.
Don't worry, there will be footage of this squirrel hunting coming very soon, as well as your squirrel stew recipes... Mmmmmm!
Up next, The X Factor Rule No. 3: Humility. Until then be sure to get caught up, here's Rule No. 1.