Mudcat Café message #2283777 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
09-Mar-08 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: Gigs (that pay better than coffee houses)
Subject: RE: BS: Gigs
the scene seems to be totally different in the states. the last coffee house I played was The Shades in Reading 1965. I suppose Bunjies. Where there any other ones. Les cousins sold coffee, but of such disgusting quality that coffee house would have been a bit of a misnomer. If you've been gigging places called coffee houses, what can one say except, well done! Doubt if anyone in England has.

have you thought about giving guitar lessons? I occasionally fell back on that in what was laughingly referred to as my career. Anyway, me giving careers advice is like the captain of the titanic giving navigation tips?

Nowadays you could make a tuition dvd and and flog it on the internet. I fell for that one, once. Tuition for bass guitar from someone who could just about plug his guitar in.

Alternatively you could marry someone rich and motivated, who is attracted to the wild bohemian ways of musicians. Mind you for replacing a Washburn - that's a bit of an extreme move.