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John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's The Long Winters. He tweets @johnroderick.
Dear John: Brooke is in Nashville right now so

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Roderick: It's Not Called Show Friends, It's Called Show Business

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John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's The Long Winters. He tweets @johnroderick.
Dear John: Brooke is in Nashville right now so I get to ask you whatever I want. What else should I try to get away with while she is gone? -- Kato, Side Saddle

Side Saddle plays SW's Reverb Local Music Festival along with 50 other local bands, on October 6.

See Roderick's answer to Nouela's question: Recently a member of a headlining band I was opening for walked in on me in the bathroom. He saw my butt and everything. What would you have done in this situation?

Roderick: Kato: I shouldn't have to tell you this, but every time your songwriting partner leaves the room you should always assume she is consulting a lawyer to cut you out of the songwriting royalties. ESPECIALLY if she goes to Nashville. That's basically all they do in Nashville these days.

So as soon as Brooke left you should have immediately set about changing all the passwords on your shared computers and the settings on all the gear, and then change your percentages on ASCAP or BMI as a defensive precaution. It might be too late now, but remember: It's not called Show Friends, it's called Show Business.

John Roderick's Q&A column runs in every issue of Reverb Monthly. The October issue is out Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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-- Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton to John Roderick: "Should I Learn How to Read Music?"

-- Helping Rosanne Cash With Porta-Potties, Bare-Chested Babes, and Her Tour of the Oyster States

 
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