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Great example of how a headline can mislead.
On the front page of the online copy of The Guardian where this story is featured it says.... "Rolling Stones, Lennox and McCartney among stars seeking music aid"
When I first read that I was shocked that even Paul McCartney had run out of money and was seeking aid from the UK Taxpayer. Crikey indeed!
Actually, as readers know, they are leading the push seeking aid for others.
(The "Lennox" thing is just smart-arse headline writers!).
Maybe all these mega-rich rockstars who have benefitted so much over the years from the efforts of roadies, backline crew and venue staff could each contribute £1 million and ask the Government to match it. IF 50 rock stars could contribute £1 million each ,and the Government matched it, that would be £100 million - which would be a good start. It shouldn't be up to regular taxpayers alone to support this.
Oh wow! Maybe the Royal Albert Hall will be saved from going bankrupt after [www.bbc.co.uk]
MileHigh, you speak the sad truth.i know a few musicians who supplement their income with a little teaching, which is helping them get by. My 7 year old grandson has been having his guitar lessons on Zoom these last three months, and plays me new chords on FaceTime. The industry may die for the time being, but the music never will.
Stone4ever, no, I’m not out and getting drunk. Right now I’m supposed to be at The Royal Albert Hall London, seeing Frank Valli and the Four Seasons, it’s cancelled of course. Apart from daily exercise, I’ve only been out a couple of times these last three months, and no, I’m not in any vulnerable group. You ask, can we all get back to normal, I scarcely remember what that was. I feel almost my whole life has been cancelled, next month it’s a wedding, my holiday, my Golden Wedding Anniversary all cancelled.
The word ‘normal’ bugs me. I can barely remember what it feels like, I don’t understand what it’s meant to be now, and the thought of the ‘new normal’ depresses me. But I don’t see how we can all go back to normal, because that normal doesn’t exist anymore does it?
But going out and about and getting drunk’ holds no appeal either. I can do that at home and be no risk to anyone.
So yeah, the industry may die, but the music won’t