[Dixielandjazz] Re: Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 12, Extra Pay for lNew Year's Eve

Jazzjerry at aol.com Jazzjerry at aol.com
Sun Dec 14 17:24:35 PST 2003

In a message dated 14/12/03 21:21:09, s3856lpa at webtv.net writes:

<< Please pardon me for being one of those greedy, money-grubbing,
obscenely avaricious musicians who expect to get a few hundred bucks for
playing on New Year's Eve. >>

And pardon me for having more sense than attending the sort of function where 
I have to pay though the nose because the band are being paid over the odds 
for what really is another working night. What's so special about 31st December 

Next year I will probably be attending a New Year Jazz break in my 
professional capacity of selling CDs. If I am behind my stall during the evening of New 
Years Eve do I put my prices up because of the occasion? Only if I want an 
evening of not selling anything and never being asked to return! The punters will 
probably be looking for special post-Christmas bargain prices! (yes we still 
call it Christmas on this side of the Atlantic even if it is really a pagan 
mid-winter festival which was hijacked by a spurious religious group who wanted 
a convenient existing event to celebrate the mythical birth of some minor 
prophet!) :-)

Listening to White Chrstmas by the Chris Barber band I remain your humble 


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