I promise to play what someone who has payed good money to be entertained by me requests. As long as I know the song and can do it justice. I won't open a book and read it just to comply with a wish and if I don't know the request I will do my best to perfrom their next favorite. After all I am working steady because they like what I do enough to come and hear the band as often as they do. Its not a matter of artistic integrity, its a matter of pleasing the public and doing good business in an art form I love.