After working hard for the band, you know (or not) going to jamsessions and playing while you have to pay for the drinks (and of course gas to get there), getting that gig, hanging posters and attending radioshows and publishing it on as many sites as you can, driving there (picking up bandmembers that don't have a car or even drivers license) setting up, soundchecking, eating (most of the times in a different place than where we play, at least in Europe), playing 3 sets in which we have to make and keep the audience happy and dancing, getting the money from the bar-owner, most of the time after long and heated discussions, driving home, bringing the bandmember without car to his home, and walking the dog, I have to think about paying TAX.
For what, if I may ask. For the right of having cops around? For the people we see on golf courts? For stupid traffic measures? Or for 'integration'?
I would like it if the government would do something for live music, for the poor musicians that get kicked out of their income because of 'dee-jays' and karaoke'music'.
Buy our cd's and you'll hear songs about this, in a happy style!