[Dixielandjazz] Musician's Club

philwilking philwilking at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 5 01:31:49 PST 2007

As I wrote before: So, see point 1 above, and what practical way is there to 
get around it?

I never said such a venture would be easy, only that it is worth trying. And 
I have told people that I am willing to work at it, but I am not going to 
put my IRA into it. Nor am I going to be Henny Penny who could get no one to 
help plough, sew, till, reap, thresh, mill, and bake, but had no shortage of 
would-be eaters.

That's why I said a cooperative. Everyone involved would have to put in 
sweat equity (lots), AND knowledge and skill equity (also lots), and that 
should somewhat reduce the seed cash requirement - reduce, not eliminate it.

So far, not one musician I have talked with about this is willing to try. 
They all want to be hired employees of someone else's enterprise, and then 
to complain about low wages without doing much of anything about that 


Those who would exchange freedom for
security deserve neither freedom nor security.

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