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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "Graeme Jaye" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 12:57 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Urgent Message From SaveNetRadio


> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Graeme Jaye" <[log in to unmask]>
> > Hi Don
> > On 15/07/2007 Don Cox wrote;
> > DC> I think there are far more live concerts of all kinds today than there
> > DC> were 100 years ago.
> > Then you are obviously *totally* out of touch with the current live
> > music scene. Anyone who plays in a group, band, orchestra or whatever
> > will tell you that the number of venues, available for live
> > performance, has diminished rapidly over recent years.
> > Thirty years ago, I could (and did) work seven nights a week,  Today,
> > I count myself fortunate to pick up one.
> > Graeme Jaye
> > 
> This, of course, is primarily dependent of the style of music one (and
> one's band) plays!
> 
> And, as well (but to a lesser extent) the amount one considers as a
> "fair night's pay!"
> 
> Sadly, older styles...such as "blues," "hard rock" and the like, are
> being replaced by the nostalgia-driven "revived" groups whom the
> affluent "baby boomers" will flock to see!
> 
> At the other end of the scale, there exist gazillions (and this is NOT
>  a recent phenomenon...!!) of teenage bands who will cheerfuly "pay to
> play," on the (misguided) assumption that if they can only appear on
> stage, they will instantly be besieged by innumerable offers of sex,
> drugs, and gazillion-dollar recording contracts (never mind they haven't
> yet figured out how/why to play in tune?!)
> 
> Hey, they play "punk rock," and musical incompetence merely reflects
> their honesty...?!
> 
> Steven C. Barr