The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20692   Message #217168
Posted By: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
24-Apr-00 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: Advice re. House Concerts
Subject: RE: Advice re. House Concerts
1. Cant we all just play music in houses without collecting money?

2. Many house concerts are not the institutional kind open to all noted above. They are for the most part exclusive and places performers are whisked off to following local concerts.

3. When I open my doors it is to everyone. If you dont like smoke bring gas mask. I would never close a place to no smokers so why close it to smokers. Yes you can warn people that the place is public that night. I have also been known to open windows and never had a problem

4. I am not joking when I say that I would like to see more musicians who are not always selling something or collecting money. I believe that musicans can be ordinary folk who happen to play. I know many who are. I also know a few fine musicians who like to sit back and get out of their professional role break bread with the ordinary folk and to hell with the money. We all really do need to work at leaving money behind.

Yes no one is really in it to get rich- therefore it should be easy not to worry about money every once and a while- that is for house concerts. I would never think of charging folks to share my home or front porch for anything!

The institutionalization of house concerts as just another money making venue is unfortunate.