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From: Mike Poulton
Subject: Re: Alan Blumlein site
Date: 15 Sep 2002 21:34:35 GMT
Organization: MTP Technologies
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On 15 Sep 2002, "Kevin Aylward" said:
> As a musician, one of my examples is this. Why clap when a band does a
> good set? They are paid to sound good. Its their job. They're supposed
> to sound good. There is nothing of merit in a band sounding good.
> There is only demerit for one that sounds bad.
It's the same reason we congratulate anyone on a job well done -- the
pay alone is not always sufficient recognition. How many people quit
perfectly good jobs because their bosses are icy cold and give them no
recognition of their good work or achievements? It happens all the
time. People don't just work for the money, they do it because they
enjoy their work, or they enjoy the recognition they receive for doing
it. If bands didn't get thanks from their audiences for good
performances, I would bet that many fewer people would choose to be
professional musicians, and even fewer would play for fun. Few
professional entertainers make much money. They play/act/dance/whatever
because they love to (or feel compelled to, in some cases). It makes
them happy to share their creativity or talent with the world. If the
only feedback they got from their audience were negative, it would be
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