Lies of the music business
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 100 11:05:42 -0800
Subject: Lies of the music business
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The booking is definite.
The contract's in the mail.
We can fix it in the mix.
This is the best dope you've ever had.
The show starts at 8 sharp.
My agent will take care of it.
I'm sure it will work.
Your tickets are at the door.
It sounds in tune to me.
Sure, it sounds fine at the back of the hall.
Sure, your mic is on, I checked it myself.
The roadie took care of it.
She'll be backstage after the show.
You'll like her sister.
Yes, the spotlight was on you during your solo.
Don't worry. The sound guys know what they're doing.
I really love the band.
We'll have it ready by tonight.
The stage mix sounds just like the program mix.
It's the hottest pickup I could get.
The club will provide the PA and lights.
We'll have lunch sometime.
If it breaks, we'll fix it for free.
We'll let you know.
I had nothing to do with your marriage breaking up.
It was on the rocks long before I ever met you.
The place will be packed.
We'll have you back next week.
Don't worry, you'll be the headliner.
It's on the truck.
My last band had a record deal, but we broke up before recording the album.
Someone will be there early to let you in.
They say I'm a natural; I've only been playing for a year.
I know what I'm talking about; I've been playing for 20 years.
We'll have flyers printed tomorrow.
I'm with the band.
The band drinks free.
You'll get your cut tonight.
We'll supply someone for the door.
You'll have no problem fitting that bass cabinet in the trunk of your car.
There'll be lots of roadies when you get there.
You'll have plenty of time for a soundcheck.
You don't need to show this to your lawyer.
You'll get paid from record one.
That's in all the contracts; it's the standard deal.
Of course everyone's agreed to this term.
We can't put the song on the album without a reduced rate.
Your co-writer will just have to take the same rate.
It'll be a hit right out of the box.
This won't count against recoupment.
It goes straight into heavy rotation.
I can get your album released in the States.
I can get you a booking in the States.
© 2000 Peter Langston