"Is it better then to have a situation where it impossible to make any music at all because of the current system of blanket licensing? I will settle for an impractial attempt at a solution rather than meekly accepting the playing of non-copyright material being made impossible."
Of course it isn't better. I was simply pointing out what the law is. As someone who has written to Humphrey Smith to make my views clear, I'm not 'meekly' accepting anything and, in my case, as I play my own stuff I would be exempt! What have YOU done about it?