Friday, 15 May 2009

Playing music finally pays

I didn’t tell you, I’ve got a gig on Saturday. Using Man Maths, the most highly paid gig I’ve ever had: 40 bales of hay.

(Forty bales at five euros a bale from the local agricultural co-op... blimus, that’s 200 euros!)

I could say the last gig I played was first support for Iggy Pop at the Brixton Academy in 1991, which I agreed to do for the princely sum of £20.

But I’d be lying.

I did a couple of gigs in Minneapolis about ten years ago, for free.

Iggy Pop was the one before that.

And I’m still waiting for the £20.

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