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Thread #35136 Message #478193
Posted By: InOBU
07-Jun-01 - 06:16 AM
Thread Name: Pinewoods - An evil Empire???
Subject: RE: Pinewoods - An evil Empire???
Sometimes in print things get blown out of perportion because you all don't hear inflection. There is a problem with lack of paying folk venues in New York, especially for Irish bands and bands that don't avoid the important issues of our day. The point of this second thread (READ THE NO PART!)is to get past the orgional turn in the previous thread. This is the way that runs...
Someone asks about where to get paid to play folk in NY. I who have an excellent and underemployed band tell him New York's folk scene is dead. Fact is Folk City, one of the last great begining progressive clubs was the last. Then our dear brother Steve Suffitt listed a long list of Pinewoods venues. I pointed out, that if in deed this was the present New York scene, why was my band not playing there. He said send a demo... I said I did.
This led to a disscussion which ran the gammut from the competency of my band, to the contention that we all have to play free five minute sets untill we make it big... and all the rest.
The point is we need comercial start up folk clubs as exist in most other cities here in New York, not an ongoing rant about pinewoods.
It may be that this was lost to the lack of my precision writing from the effect of cold medicine, but I also think folks and folkies and not reading as carefully as they might.
The point of this thread is HOW CAN WE GET MORE PAYING FOLK VENUES IN NEW YORK!!!!
I used the saterical title to get folks from the other post to look at this and think, most people seem to have ignored what I have said and stayed with the headline.
Not really pissed, just trying to pay bills...
(not the least of which are paying what I owe my band from venues that did not pay)