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Re: OT: Tour wrap-up

And playing for tips is NOT playing for free (though some nights it sure feels that way!).


On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 7:15 PM, Travis Hartnett <travishartnett@gmail.com> wrote:
A beggar sits there and says "Please give me money".

A musician playing for tips says "Do you like what I'm doing?  I could use some cash..."

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Bob Amstadt <bobld@amstadt.com> wrote:

That's interesting, since most of the flamewars that break out over getting
paid start with one side going ballistic about anyone playing for free, i.e.

Interesting, yes.  It does make me wonder if the willingness to feed a tip jar rather than pay a cover isn't a sad commentary on society.  Does that mean that we are more willing to give money to a beggar than to pay somebody to do their job?