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Thread #86995 Message #1627087
Posted By: GUEST,John Hernandez
14-Dec-05 - 08:23 AM
Thread Name: Isn't This A Time - opens in NYC
Subject: RE: Isn't This A Time - opens in NYC
As I watched the movie last night I recalled a workshop that Harold gave nearly six years ago called "Business Aspects of Folk Music." It was very well attended by many of the younger you-know-whoms of the New York folk scene and beyond. His message to the bright-eyed eager crowd was, "Forget it kid. You'll never make a living in this business. Just go ahead and do whatever music you like, and if you want to make money, get a real job. Judy and Arlo and Pete are the rare exceptions," he went on. "Woody and Leadbelly hardly made a dime in their own lifetime, and believe me, you're no Woody or Leadbelly. So I'll say it agin. Do whatever music you like, but get a real job." Good advice then, and good advice now.