How Brooklyn Musicians Provide Peer Motivation - Conrad Doucette

In Chapter 18 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, musician and Takka Takka drummer Conrad Doucette answers "How Do Your Musician Peers Motivate You and How is This Changing as Your Career Evolves?"  Doucette finds motivation watching friends in the band "The National" reap the rewards of practice and hard work.  This gets him excited to play, practice, and write.  This approach carries over to other Brooklyn peer relationships as well as new contacts he meets.  Each provides gratification, inspiration, and insight Doucette applies in his own professional development.  Doucette is the drummer for the Brooklyn-based band Takka Takka.  He also performs with The National, Okkervil River, and Alina Simone.  When not performing, Doucette works as a copywriter, blogger, and digital media producer.  He has worked at Blender, Fuse TV, and  Doucette earned his BA in History from the University of Michigan.