Tsk. I tell ya, toots, they’ve let the place go to hell in a handbag, and Shirley’s holding it. We all just better hope she doesn’t let it out, but then Shirley’s always been very tight about the pocketbook, if you know what I mean.
And its a darn good thing too, because somebody has to tend to the till. Thats why I’m back to business, and building up steam. (Or maybe the breakfast bean burrito wasn’t such a good idea. That could be it…)
I’ve been spending the last several months selfishly, pulling myself together (with the help of skilled professional Plaestheticians) and as you can plainly see the time, effort, and money was WORTH it. I’m rested, refreshed, my head is together and my eyes are clear. I still can’t feel my fingers or toes, but they tell me thats to be expected for a while….there’s still work to be done!
And thats the point, toots, in the world of working artists and musicians NObody is such a big a star that they don’t have to pitch in and work. And thats precisely why even Stars (thats with a big “S”, toots, you know I have one!) such as myself are out here cleaning up the theater, setting up tables and getting ready to display the cds and tshirts you can buy after the show. ( I tossed for it with Eddie and won. Guess who has to finish sweeping the lobby AND do the bathrooms?? hehehe). Merchandise sales are usually how a band eeks out a living, if there’s any eeking to be done. Bands who get picked up by Big Time Management often don’t even get that…always remember to keep the merchandising rights and the copyrights too, kiddies! “Royalties” should be something beyond the broad in the crown. Residuals! A Piece Of The Back End!!!
ooof….speaking of backends, I think I’ll just sit down. These tables are heavy.
There’s still so much to be done, kiddies, but the whole troupe is on it. Won’t be long now and we’ll be printing up the tickets and the handbills so stop in again soon and see what’s up!