Why Memphis is a bad music town (and getting worse)
Tue Nov 2 19:35:53 EST 2004
Well today is Election Day I hope everyone went out and voted maybe thing's
will get better for some.Hustling is a way of life on the street's It's
pimping in some form the hustlers over run the little dog You go out to
dinner or just have a little fun you get over charged over taxed.
There have alway been a hand full of hustlers trying to live of the land .
And it's not the starving musican that trying to make his next meal Either.
I dont know how many people are aware of this there is people that sit in
their big offices and plain how to rip of the general public.It's like the
old medicine doctors with their cure all alixa Nothing but a little whiskey
in a bottle mixed up with Vanilla Flavor In the real wor;ld there is a
sucker born everyday.'' BOY IF I COULD LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN I WOULD
EDUCATE ALL MY FOOL FRIENDS"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Nunis" <thebluescaster@YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: Why Memphis is a bad music town (and getting worse)
> "You are overlooking another successful type... the hustler. An
> during one recent visit to the French Quarter I saw, in one day, the same
> musician play for tips at Cafe Du Monde during the day, play for the
> crowd at The Palm Court, and then play the night away at Preservation
> Good musicians... especially hustling musicians... earn a living in NOLA."
> Used to be able to hustle like that in Memphis, but it is now illegal to
> play for tips on Beale, unless a club owner sets you up on their property.
> The voting tomorrow includes a referendum for a city income tax (to be set
> by city council, with NO upper limit) on all pay earned inside the city
> limits AND they haven't ruled out an additional license/fee for musicians
> who do try to get a few dollars ahead.
> Oh, and let's not forget the 10% sales tax on all purchases in Memphis..no
> music stores outside the city limits, and they are trying to tax internet
> and mail order sales.
> Memphis politicians and merchants have always looked at the musically
> talented as golden geese to be drained until they leave, and are replaced
> by a fresh batch wiling to play for a pittance in order to be in Memphis.
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