The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65238   Message #1074487
Posted By: Charley Noble
17-Dec-03 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: are folk clubs shite?
Subject: RE: are folk clubs shite?
You know, "666" isn't even a prime number!

But it's really hard to be more than smart-assed when I don't even know if I've met this numerically challenged Guest. Normally I wouldn't even have checked out a "shite" thread but one of my Maine friends pointed out that it had something to do with people we've recently met in Sydney.

My positive suggestion for "666" is to quit whining and start a session of your own, with whatever priorities you want. It's not an easy job but others have done it, and a few managers have even managed to successfully replace themselves when they've burnt out doing it.

I should acknowledge that my wife and I failed miserably at trying to replace ourselves as co-managers of the Portland (East) Folk Club. Our replacement's first and last season shredded what remained of the Folk Club's cultural fabric. No, we didn't abandon the Club as volunteers or as financial supporters, and other volunteers were still carrying out their functions. The new manager made booking decisions that turned out to be financially disasterous and then when it came time to pay performers he would mysteriously disappear!

So, here's to you, "666," best of luck in digging yourself out of the hole you've created for yourself in the Sydney musical landscape.

Charley Noble