I did Not
read the full article just skimmed it. but...
"Then, more sinister, are the capitalist-minded poseur types. Those nine to five-ers who’d love nothing more than to cash in on the upcoming generation of post-Jerry heads."
Where are these sorts cashing in playing? And who are they getting to cash buy their craft? If it is a blues bar or small live music venue, like I am accustomed to, the only ones cashing in are the venue owners. It seems the article is talking DSO? that is only one group doing a very special thing and I don't think they cash in, they should get paid for what they do (not quite poseurs when they are famous for what they do, quite a generalization)... for some of the others...(let's follow the cigar smoke)
If you form a group and play out for hire, Lets face it, you play to sell drinks. You aint gonna get rich quick, If you bring in the punters you get the gig.. . . And when I am in a small venue supporting a Dead - like band or other style (i like irish pub bands)
I drink and buy food even if it aint good, Otherwise they will not be back. I have seen alot of good player go and i miss them.For example
, I go to see our Chuckles' band "the Road", They play tunes i dig, it is fun, they are my age, I relate and they are really good. Most of the time thier gig is walking distance to my house, sure, but i have gone an extra road trip to give support. I hope that support will translate to future bands which i might like to see, cause i dig the tunes. And If you are a deadhead the future of dead related bands is important, cashing in or not. The live dead experience was part of what IT
was. The community, the show outside/inside of the show.
Most time you play at the bar owners discretion or you don't play. Most people I know play in biker bars, it is the blues, hard rock, southern rock, classic rock you know the thing, they are not cashing in, who is cashing in Venue owners. Just the way it is. The bar wants Van Halen they get it.
You guys who play GD tribute or cover, Please keep on keeping on
I would miss it if it were gone.
So sorry for the rant. Sore spot for me.
Post unrelated side note: upcoming generation of post-Jerry heads
!! That is great news! They will be musicians of a great accomplishment and style. Imagine if we had the internet in the 80's. RUKind rocks!