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GUEST,Len Wallace Business: Open Mic Advice (19) RE: Business: Open Mic Advice 08 Sep 03


Hey Clinton!

Geez, ya could call me too!

If you're going to have an open mic session then make sure Kevin ADVERTISES it!!! Posters all over Chatham, every supermarket, every mall, every cafe, every music store, every restaurant, school in Chtham AND Tilbury. Make sure the EKBAFMA people know about it. Get it publicised through Martin Smit on the Windsor Folk email list (I can get part of the list for ya).

Just get Kevin to make 100 cheap photocopies of a poster.

The fact is that people have to know about it to be there. Ain't gonna work in a newspaper ad.

As far as wages . . . Well . . . figure $20 for gas to and from Chatham. Ya leave at 7:30 or 8:00 (and hour drive), a couple of hours there, ya get home at 1:00 am? All in all, five to six hours of time. What's the Chrysler wage an hour? If you charge $100 then that's $17 an hour? (my math is bad). Charge $120 and that's $20 an hour (less the gas you pay for). If a regular gig is $150 to $175 it's still almost the same hours whether you're just a host or not.

Say you made $100 for it. That means about 20 people paying for one pint each. Or 10 people paying for 2 pints each (Geez ... Karl Marx's labour theory of value in action!).

It's a dirty job Clinton, but someone's gotta do it.

Len Wallace


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