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Re: [Paris Loopfest] I probably wont be here :(

I'm really sorry to here that Stuart... not that I've ever been to 
France, but it's sad to hear any situation anywhere where musicians get 
the shaft in favor of a CD player.  Don't even get me started about how 
I feel about "DJs" who claim to be artists (or just act that way) when 
in fact they substitute intimacy with their record collection for real 
creativity.  Again, this is not to disparage DJs who are actually doing 
sound collage and creating a unique musical experience by combining 
different sources.

My way of dealing with a similar bent in the states is to totally 
separate my money making endeavors from my music making endeavors.  
I've never been happier.  Good luck.


On Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at 10:45  AM, Stuart Wyatt wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've been absent from the list, the net, life and music in general 
> over the past month or so. I had a series of computer problems which 
> resulted in me losing over 6 months of recordings... I've also had a 
> pile of personal problems (mostly financial) which has made me realize 
> that I need to get the hell out of Paris. The music scene here 
> sucks... that is unless you produce euro-pop rehashes of 70's hits. 
> More and more venues are now resorting to installing CD players, as 
> the beaurocracy in getting permission for live music is too much 
> hassle, and there is now a huge crackdown on 'illegal street 
> performances'....
> I'm giving up. I'm too old/tired/pissed off at having to 'suffer for 
> my art'... it aint romantic, and its not fun.
> Yup... I'm moving back to the UK (Plymouth)... probably within weeks.
> Re: the loopfest, I've been able to do very little. The venues that 
> have in-house P.A. systems are fully booked up months in advance... 
> the earliest that anyone can hope for is towards the winter. Even 
> trying to find a suitable small venue where I wont have to pay 
> up-front for when Rick Walker arrives at the end of June has proved 
> impossible... :(
> I need someone to take over control of what I had hoped to start.... 
> any takers?
> Sorry to let you down guys....
> - Stu
> P.S. I have 1977 unread LD emails... is there a summary kicking 
> around? :)