SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Musicians'' work is piecemeal and the income erratic, so Larry Lynch, a former drummer with the Greg Kihn Band
, went to work as a carpet and upholstery cleaner, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
After trying unsuccessfully to make it on his own in the music industry, Larry Lynch was in need of health insurance and found himself working at the Macaulay Foundry
: After new management took over, Lynch left the company in pursuit of his own, the article stated.
According to the article, Lynch had a friend who showed him how to clean carpets, taking him under his wing: In 2004, he went out on his own and began building up Larry''s Extreme Clean
Why carpet cleaning? Lynch had several reasons, chief among them being that he''d never heard any good reports on carpet cleaners: A lot of them were flaky, did shoddy work, didn''t show up on time, etc. and Lynch knew he was the opposite of all those things, the article noted.
Lynch was also drawn to carpet cleaning because of the physical nature of the work, keeping him in shape, and how lucrative the business can be, the article added.