Dick Dale speaks...

Michael Huggins jukekings@suddenlink.net
Tue Apr 10 16:27:30 EDT 2007


Yes, i agree with the Benefit Freebee. We do that for ACS, MoD, and if 
some family looses their home to fire or there's
a medical emergency.  You can get exposure and do something that makes 
sense and feels good too.
michael
On Apr 10, 2007, at 11:12 AM, Deja Blues wrote:

> Back in the day....when Deja Blues was first getting their start we 
> used to play "free" shows...BUT we did it for charity events.
>
> Not only did it get us a following, but it often times got our pictue 
> in the paper before and after the event.  That made it worth every 
> penny.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Huggins" 
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>
>> I think Mr. Dale meant to orchestrate the freebies as a way to get 
>> your foot in the door, if there is no other way. I wish he had 
>> mentioned, for this method to really benefit the artist, one MUST 
>> have a large contingent of followers to come to the gig in question. 
>> This would in turn open the door to future dates. You would have to 
>> pre-negotiate a said amount of gate provided by the artist for the 
>> first time. I am not fond of working for free, but if ya' just gotta 
>> play somewhere and the club owner is not amenable to it, this is an 
>> alternative approach. I would just go elsewhere. There are other 
>> places to play that don't require *hoop jumping* as a prerequisite. A 
>> free CD might be enough to decide to hire based on Talent. I doubt it 
>> though. It's cheaper than playin' for free.
>> michael
>> On Apr 9, 2007, at 1:37 PM, Stan Erhart wrote:
>>
>>> Any comments on his advice about playing for free?  I might have to 
>>> start
>>> hating him, too.
>>>
>>>
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>>> Good advice Dick. Of coarse there's not a huge market for 68 year old
>>> surf guitar players these days. I played in Dick's band a gazzilion
>>> years ago and he was talking that way back then. He does know how to
>>> market his act for sure. He's been riding his "King of the Surf 
>>> Guitar"
>>> status since 1960! You'd think he would want to move on and do 
>>> something
>>> different, but not Dick.
>>> He'll be playing Pipeline and Miserlou in his grave.  Now he's got 
>>> his
>>> teenage son (Jimmy) doing it. He needs someone to take over the 
>>> family biz.
>>> We all thought he was washed up back in 1972 but he's still riding 
>>> that
>>> same wave.
>>> mike
>>>
>>> Steve Edmonson wrote:
>>>> Alltogether, some pretty cogent statements about the music biz...
>>>>
>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJNnLIPZ_n4
>>>>
>>>> Steve Edmonson
>>>> edmoblues@comcast.net
>>>> The Jackie Payne-Steve Edmonson Band
>>>> http://www.payne-edmonson.com
>>>>
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>> If the human mind was a simple thing to understand, WE would be too 
>> simple to understand it. <unk.>
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