Mudcat Café message #143288 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15779   Message #143288
Posted By: InOBU
01-Dec-99 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: When should you be paid for performing?
Subject: RE: When should you be paid for performing?
I think a good guage of when to play is as follows. When I was a law student, I was working with an old friend of mine, whose name, many of you in the US may know, Bill Kunstler, who, for those of you who missed old Bill, was the lawyer for Dr. Martin Luthor King, the Chicago Seven, and a host of others. We were working on an American Indian case, and the council chief offered to cover my gas money for driving Bill out to the reservation on a number of occations. I politly declined, as it is part of my Irish heritage never to take anything the first time it is offered (except drink when I had a liver). Bill excused us and took me behind the long house and said, Larry my boy, if I ever hear you turn down money again in my presence, that will be the last time you and I are seen together. Now this should be seen in light of the fact that Bill never asked for money to practice law in his later years, he concidered himself an amiture lawyer and professional poet... so the point is ... If they are ready to give you the gelt, take it. All the best Larry Otway