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Thread #49818   Message #757279
Posted By: Genie
30-Jul-02 - 11:15 PM
Thread Name: Getting nursing home gigs
Subject: RE: Getting nursing home gigs
Good line by Dave Van Ronk, Mike, Right on the money!

Performers can, BTW, suffer from too much exposure. It happens to actors, rock stars, TV "personalities", etc. all the time-- and sometimes to folks on the retirement home circuit.

When I first contact a new facility, I'm often met with "Oh, great! We're always looking for new entertainers!" That's a welcome line when you're the "new entertainer," but it's also an omen. Some places will stop hiring you after the "new" wears off just because you're not new any more! Good reason for getting paid for the time you are in the public eye (whatever "public" that may be).

Genie