No, no! Soles is funnier. Although either would work for an atheist running a church choir.
I don’t think I could convince him to pursue a church gig anyhow. The conflict of ideology would grate on him too much. Besides, he could avoid the theological and get travel to boot if he got a cruise ship gig.
Instrument sales is an interesting idea. How does one become a luthier, anyway? Do you have to go to trade school somewhere?
Teaching is right out. Unless it was one-on-one with well behaved students. He’s meek and would be overrun by unscrupulous kids. Plus, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t feel like his performance skills are good enough to be telling others what to do.
Piano tuning is an idea. And I have connections that could get him to be a certified tech. I’ll bring that one up when I see him next weekend.
I’ve always thought the radio station idea would be a great fit. He’s too nervous to be a DJ, but his knowledge of classical music is amazing. He’d be great support staff. Plus, he has experience with AV stuff from working as a stage monkey. Last time I brought it up, though, he shrugged.
As a grad student, I can agree that higher education is only for the utterly dedicated
Thanks for all the great ideas! Keep them coming. I’m totally going to launch an Encourage Jonny campaign when he’s here.