Here we go again.
The usual sniping from the shadows, but instead of an anonymous post, as I rarely allow them the oxygen of publicity, we have the nom de plume of Harry.
Harry 8 November 2012 18:59
A little bird has said that you havnt/
Naughty Naughty. Pot Kettle.
I suspect the spell check on your PC has went on strike Harry.
Over worked, stressed and under appreciated I suppose.
Okay. The supports for Hurray for the Riff Raff were Matt Scott, Little Fire and The Dirt.
I don't really need to talk about specific figures, but feel free to ask them if they were financially rewarded for their time and effort.
The Wooden Sky/Evening Hymns gig had James Foley and Belle in the meadows in support, and prior to the actual gig I explained the circumstances of it being a last minute booking, and because of this money would not be available to pay them.
Instead I offered to provide them with some drink, guest list places, and they were all welcome to attend the remaining three gigs in the year that I was promoting.
Both James Foley and Belle in the meadows were agreeable to this, and I am sure that they would vouch that they were treated well.
Personally I would have both acts play again on a bill that would provide enough income to reward them for their time.
I'm pretty sure that both would be accept the offer.
Cal Murray and Alan Bishop of The Red Eyes supported Kirk Brandon. Give them a wee shout and they will put your mind at rest about payments.
Finally I had Rose Parade, Johnny Graham and Matt Scott opening up for The Dreaming Spires.
Both Johnny and Rose Parade got their expenses and I've yet to give Matt his.
The reason he didn't get paid on the night was because he left early due to him feeling a tad unwell.
I actually offered to get him the cash yesterday from the bank machine when I coincidently met him in passing, but he declined and said he will get it later.
Not really the actions of a man who thinks he will be stiffed for the money is it?
As I have said. Get in touch with them if you so wish. I have nothing to hide.
Bit doubtful that you will though as then you may have to reveal your identity.
Some may wonder why I am drawing attention to this small, and rather pathetic, comment from you Harry, but silence on my part would allow a seed of doubt to be planted in the minds of others.
Now I can't have that can I?
Regarding the pot and kettle.
Now wouldn't it be very silly of me to be publicly less than enthused about pay to play and other exploitative practices, and then emulate the behaviour of the bottom feeders?
It's really not my style.
Below this is a wee update about how the coalitions use of Atos has led to peoples last weeks on this earth being a disgustingly miserable experience.
Be a good chap and do something useful with your time and sign the petition that it links to
You never know. It may make you feel better about yourself.