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Linda Mattson 'GET A LIFE' (75* d) RE: 'GET A LIFE' 14 Apr 01

Hello, I don't understand the criticism voiced by Frug of the club manager who said the band could play again if they played/learned more folk songs. He was insulted because he thought they had gone over well. Speaking as a former booker, there is a difference between - being supportive of very young aspiring musicians and - booking bands for a club.

If you had a rock and roll club, but the band played classical music, and you knew your patrons were primarily looking for rock and roll, would you book the band again? Maybe not.

Likewise, if you had a classical concert series and a band played rock and roll, would you invite them back? Probably not. Is this a surprise?

I don't think it is arrogant to book what your audience is looking for. You wouldn't stay in business if you didn't. Stretching the genre, however, is admirable.

Linda "Thanks, I've got a life" M.

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