The economic screw tightens and in the entertainment world the small town club return to type.
What am I talking about?
Well I'm referring to the time old tradition of clubs who wouldn't normally let a lover of live music darken their doorway deciding that a Sunday night would be ideal to host a couple of bands.
It's never been about providing a service to a community, and there's rarely anyone involved behind the scenes that has a love for music either.
It's always about the filthy lucre.
I've lost count of how many times I've seen this happen.
On the plus side they never last long, but while they are operating what they do is provide an alternative to the events that the local hard working and altruistic music loving promoters are putting on.
This in turn has a knock on effect, and in the worst case scenario the small town heroes who provide us with live music get squeezed out, and then when the club decides that live music isn't enough of an earner and pull the plug on their nights – as they always do - we are left with a vacuum.
Everything locally goes back to square one.
On a very small scale it's like the big multinational supermarket coming to town and then leaving after all the corner shops have closed.
That's the awful downside.
Even worse is that a little bird has told me that the club in Kilmarnock has hired in a Glasgow booker/promoter to secure them the artists.
There's something wrong with that in my opinion.
The natural order of things is that young men and women in small towns start locally and build up what they do on a grass roots level, and then they take the skills they have garnered to the big city and attempt to crack it.
If it's the big city moving outwards and expanding, then it becomes a one way street, and the bottom rung of the ladder that leads to success is simply drawn up leaving our own young entrepreneurs clutching at air as they try and snatch at it.
The bottom line is that no matter how 'sweet' the deal is I'll not be supporting the clubs venture.
Especially as when they were challenged on not using locals who know their way about the music scene they claimed that no one had approached them.
It's hard to swallow this from them when I know of a few people who in the past have contacted them and made enquiries about booking their venue for live events, and in every case they said no.
Maybe no one approached them for this specific venture, but I have a sneaky suspicion that was because it was outsourced prior to anyone hearing about it.
Anyway. I'll continue not to darken their doorway, and instead continue to support the efforts of David Hanvey, Dani Camacho, Taylor Buntain and Danya Bryson as they are the people that deserve our patronage at their events.
They work hard and I'll not be helping anyone pull the rug from below their feet.
I sincerely hope others will think about all this before they commit to supporting the club shoehorning itself into the local live music scene.
Even if a mates band is playing.