[Dixielandjazz] Paul Anka
Robert S. Ringwald
ringwald at calweb.com
Tue Mar 16 14:40:48 PST 2004
I went to the site & waited. Nothing. I went out of the room & forgot.
A little later, I heard voices coming from my office. Couldn't figure it
out. Went in & the sound track was playing.
I have dial up.
John, go to it again & have patience.
Anka sure was mad. I felt that he went on a bit long but he probably had
good justification. He pays his guys well, hires professionals & expects
them to conduct themselves as such.
He demands perfection & pays for it & when he doesn't get it, he gets pissed
& I can't blame him.
Have you ever noticed how, you can hire a band a year in advance & they will
still start 5 minutes late?
Or, have you known musicians who want to play. Then, when you hire them,
they wanna start late, end early & can't wait for the breaks? When they do
take a break, you can't find them to go back to work.
I remember many years ago in the early beginnings of the Sacramento
Traditional Jazz Society & Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, in the Board of
Directors meeting, or maybe it was the Music Committee meeting, there was a
discussion as to whether musicians were "temperamental artists" or,
Musicians are sure a strange lot &, I are one...
mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
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