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Wrinkles Are you stuck in a time warp? (53* d) RE: Are you stuck in a time warp? 26 Jan 05

I was the resident performer for the Sunflower Folk Club for over two years, doing an opening half hour before the floor spots, raffle, and that night's headliner. I'm proud to say that I never did the same act twice and I *would* have felt I was shortchanging the audience if I'd churned the same tunes out week after week. My job was to be entertaining; therefore new tunes and new patter and as little repitition as possible.

Then again, the regular audience had favourite tunes and songs, which they'd request almost every club night, I'd have been a mean selfish sod not to have given them what they wanted.

Floor singers are another matter altogether. Some are visiting musos, but the rest are not entertainers of any stripe, just Joe/Jo-ess Bloggs out having fun with their mates and probably have only the one tune in them anyway. Sometimes the motive for the audence requesting them isn't the quality of their music, but just that they happen to be a popular person in that club.

I don't expect an entertainer's attitude from floor spots, but I do from the musicians I've paid to see!

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