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Dan Keding Stealing gigs from the pro's (221* d) RE: Stealing gigs from the pro's 12 Nov 07

Stealing gigs is a delicate subject. I've been a full time performer (storyteller/folksinger) for over thirty years and I can only think of a handful of times I thought a gig was stolen from me. Everyone needs to learn their trade and learning the trade of being a performer means you have to perform and during that time you will most likely have another gig on the side. Also, many folks like to work where and when they want to, no argument there, so they also have a profession besides performing. The cream will rise to the top be it a full time performer or a part timer. There is work out there, during these more challenging financial times I'll admit there is less than normal, but you can also create work for yourself. We should be more supportive of each other and not relegate the arts as a competitive sport.

take care,


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