Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
Why is music the only domain of humankind where it's considered an outrage to ask to be paid for your services?
Is it more important to survive or to fuel somebody's fantasy notion of improverished artist? If you can't earn from your craft you don't sit there and starve, you find another way to earn a dollar.......that's how the world works. Whether it's the life of a minstrel or the life of a plumber.
Here in america, when people have silly jobs that aren't really work, we don't pay them. Football players, for example, make next to nothing because they really only play a game.