Ep. 28: LA Guitarist Applies Financial Upbringing To Life & Music

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Rosh Roslin, is an LA based guitarist, drummer, producer and tech. A graduate with honors from musicians institute bachelor’s program. Both on and off stage and in the studio and preparing for tours, he has worked with Andy Grammer, Def Leppard, Melissa Etheridge, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, A Perfect Circle and a host of other artists. 

After playing trumpet throughout school Rosh picked up the guitar and became part of the thriving San Diego punk scene, home to bands such as Blink 182, Rocket from the Crypt and more. After a few false starts with college, a brush with death and a month long hospital stint, he was inspired to throw caution to the wind and move to LA. 

Since then he has been a part of the LA, Orange County and Ventura music scene playing Venues as large as the Forum to the local clubs as well as producing original products and getting bands, artists and musicians ready for tour as a one-man shop for tour prep.

Topics discussed:

  • Coming from an immigrant family
  • Learning finances from family
  • Talking about money growing up
  • The most beneficial birthday gifts ever
  • Using downtime to learn new skills
  • The seasonality of income
  • Having a near death experience
  • The importance of patience
  • Thinking about the time cost of money
  • How to finance a purchase
  • What will pay dividends to your soul
  • Stoicism
  • Managing expectations
  • Following a passion towards guitar teching
  • Annual vs monthly income
  • Keeping costs low
  • Knowing what your time is worth
  • Increasing your value
  • Having perspective in a 1st world country
  • Positive changes in the music community
  • The realities of touring
  • Managing your time

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