Rules to Live By


  1. Always be the good guy.
  2. Don’t suck.
  3. Be authentically yourself.
  4. Moderation in all things (including moderation).
  5. If you ain’t havin’ fun, you ain’t doin’ it right.
  6. Passion over precision.
  7. Be brave enough to fail.
  8. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
  9. Do the best you can with what you got.
  10. Leave it all on the field.


  1. Make sure everybody gets a chance to shine.
  2. This is NOT a winning game.
  3. If you don’t like the direction, or how fast things are going, then get out and help push.
  4. Create, don’t duplicate.
  5. We make friends and converts one at a time, not in large groups.


  1. Stage call is one hour before sound check and/or downbeat.
  2. Always leave it cleaner than you found it.
  3. We get paid for travel, load-in, and load-out…but we play for free.
  4. It’s more valuable to play for a single fully-engaged person than to be background music for a crowd.
  5. Ignorance is expensive.

Author: Wolf Loescher

Wolf Loescher is a singer / storyteller based in Longmont, Colorado. He sings songs and tells stories from the Old World and the New, accompanying himself on his custom 8-string Irish bouzouki, tenor guitar, and foot percussion.

2 thoughts on “Rules to Live By

  1. Doc Grauzer says:

    Wow! Yes, these are some excellent and practical rules. There are several of the personal ones that are operating principles for me too! Others are solid precepts for working with groups on stage, which I have very little experience with, but I’m always curious about how it works.
    Thank you for sharing these!

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