[Dixielandjazz] Play for pay!

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Tue Jun 5 12:37:54 PDT 2007

Was that the same "Money, Makes The World Go Round" as the one in  
( www.youtube.com/v/rkRIbUT6u7Q  )

(or maybe this one: http://www.azlyrics.us/203802  ;-)

or something else altogether?

Dave Richoux
On Jun 5, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Randy Fendrick wrote:

> I just read Larry's viewpoint about the big band that was getting  
> $200 for a gig.  I agree with most of what he says and am disturbed  
> at the direction that music is taking re: pay.  Several years ago,  
> rock clubs in California discovered that they could charge bands X  
> amount for the use of their clubs and that groups would pay so they  
> can gain exposure.  Whatever that means.  I was brought up to  
> believe that person should charge for his/her services.  A group in  
> our town has begun a jazz workshop to benefit youth, that is teach  
> youngsters how to play jazz and have a place to jam.  While the  
> intent is good, the result is to cheapen the craft that we all  
> love.  They have asked our group to come in a do a 45 minute set  
> for gratis and demonstrate how to play what we play.  Most in our  
> group say, why not, the co-leader and I just shake our heads.  This  
> month, I am playing the show "The World Goes Around"  at a dinner  
> theater  One of the tunes in that is show is a tune we all should  
> keep in mind,  "Money, Makes The World Go Round."  Remember also,  
> the first law in economics, "There is no such thing as a free lunch!"
> later,
> rf
> Randy Fendrick
> Southside Chicago Seven
> Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

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