I thought my last major blog was so important that it was a hard act to follow. So this month I’m going to try something different, a daily micro blog…
I’m currently in the Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden after playing probably my last gig as bass player for The Quirky. The band is great, the music is interesting, I get on well with the other players and I really enjoy playing bass.
Well basically I can’t afford it anymore.
You see The Quirky play original music. And like tonight mainly to half empty venues, and mainly to F&Rs (friends & relations).
Sometimes, again like tonight, we huddle together with other original bands, sharing F&Rs. Tonight it was with Rude Mechanicals, The Antipoet & Anarchistwood. All good ‘words and music’ with some excellent playing.
But the important bit is that we play for free. If we were making shoes we’d be exploited and there would some campaign to give us a fair go.
However we sell beer, so we have no such luck.
However Simon Cowel gets paid quite a bit, so I guess that in makes all OK.