The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76220   Message #1353688
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
10-Dec-04 - 10:40 PM
Thread Name: Seeger unannounced appearance!
Subject: RE: Seeger unannounced appearance!
I always wonder why people think musicians and artists should work free? Did you ever hear anyone ask a plumber if they would fix their sink as a labor of love?   I wish my dentist would fix my crown pro bono because he is talented and enjoys sharing his gift with the world. I doubt if any one of us would show up to work for free. If you do, I have could use a new roof and my kitchen cabinets need replaced.

Pete Seeger is not a dilettante and it would be rude to expect someone of his stature to show up and share for nothing. Same as any musician. Pete is a very generous man, and he has given freely of his time and money.   I think the question was probably asked innocently, but it is not the first time I've heard people question musicians fees.