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

Dennis Mowatt basousanjo at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Dec 15 09:03:55 PST 2003

Hi Jerry and everyone,

The number of New Years Eve gigs is decreasing year by year. Many musicians
of my acquaintance are not working: neither am I.

I shall have an early night.

Good night.


Dennis Mowatt

----- Original Message -----
From: <Jazzjerry at aol.com>
To: <s3856lpa at webtv.net>; <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 10:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 12, Extra Pay
forlNew Year's Eve

> 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
> I have to pay though the nose because the band are being paid over the
> for what really is another working night. What's so special about 31st
> anyway?
> 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
> call it Christmas on this side of the Atlantic even if it is really a
> mid-winter festival which was hijacked by a spurious religious group who
> 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
> servant:
> Jerry,
> Norwich,
> U.K.
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