In what I’d call the “journeyman years” I played for free (or for some food or £30 or whatever) too many times to list. Weekly sessions where the share of the tips amounted to under a fiver. A charity event … (read more).
I would normally ignore such posts as the recent Olympics ‘exposure’ with a frustrated “Just say NO” thought, but recently had a similar experience.
I occasionally guest at a fantastic jazz gig in Islington (where, incidentally, the band is paid … (read more).
The sales patter was very good, and initially I was even a little intrigued. However it then became clear that what I was being asked to do was give away my skills and time for absolutely nothing, whilst this company … (read more).