Support Your Local and Not So Local Musicians

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by curiouscat9, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. curiouscat9

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    My husband and I had an interesting conversation with one of our younger musician friends recently that I wanted to share with you all.

    Evidently, his band and others they have talked to who tour their independent bands in bars across America are having a very hard time paying for anything other than gas when they do their road tours.

    Keep in mind that we are not talking about Springsteen or The Stones but a bunch of 20 somethings trying to live the life. So when you go out and see these kids, buy their Cd or flip them a tip so they can eat.

    Or give them a roll of quarter to do laundry. Believe me I was pretty grossed out to hear about the modified hygiene habits of these kids. Would you want to put on a pair of pants you'd drummed in for five days in a row without underwear? Disgusting!
     
  2. GoneA

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    i'll give them a roll of quaters.
     
  3. madame_zora

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    This is a subject near and dear to my heart. If we don't support local music, we are doomed to hear the crap they play on top 40 stations, and that is a fate worse than death. If you can find it in your heart, let these guys crash at your place and feed them something in the morning. Music is worth a lot more than the minor inconvenience and you'll meet some fun people along the way. I buy t-shirts and cds even if I haven't paid the rent.
     
  4. Dr. Dilznick

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    I'll let you know when my album drops, baby doll. The songs are recorded under gorilla environments though. My living conditions aren't that stable for the time being and it's taking a toll on my art. However, it's not about the money. It's about the message. The gospel. With backing or not, shoddy equipment or 64-tracks, the album will be made. It's my calling.
     
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