[JPhonk] Fwd: A different type of performance opportunity at BCM

Liz Oppenheim eaoppenheim at aol.com
Wed Oct 4 14:28:22 EDT 2017


Why couldn't we play for  them to give the money to disaster relief? It's not like we're playing for a bunch of tobacco executives 

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> On Oct 4, 2017, at 2:05 PM, johnny saylor via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net> wrote:
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> hey
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> On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:38:13 -0400
> Marie Ghitman via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net> wrote:
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>> So... what is our mission? (And does playing at fundraisers fit
>> into it?) 
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> yeah- what is it?
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> as far as a band surviving in a capitalist society- working with the children's museum is a good call. let's just leave it at they seem to have access to financial resources.
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> as far as being an activist band- this is kinda like selling out. the children's museum is not the same thing as exxon or DOD- they are definitely on the more humane end of profitable corporations; making a fun place for kids to play is something that most of us would be willing to support as an idea. but playing for the millionaires at a children's museum fundraiser is a world away from playing in front of the purple cactus for mexican earthquake relief.
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> as far as being a community band- we would not be in JP, so ... not really.
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> for myself, i'd remind everyone that money changes everything. we seem to be in a good place now, but that could change in an instant. i guess i'm leaning more toward "no" but would be willing to be convinced otherwise. and i [generally] like playing with jp honk whatever the occasion, so that would help me make the best of it.
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> in the end, i'd like to suggest we give them the softest "no" possible, so we could remain "on their list" in case of other events that are not so "corporate" [for lack of a better word] ...
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> but this is only one drummer's opinion. would we need another meeting, or a few minutes at a rehearsal to discuss in greater depth?
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