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March 5, 2021

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Alex Mcdougal, Mullumbimby

I went along to introduce a friend to the Friday night jam session at my local community hall. When we arrived we were pulled aside by a rather rude individual who, without introducing herself, stated that this is a private affair and is invitation only. She then said it is $10 and they would see if we fit in and also where do we live etc.

All this without telling us her name. What have they got to hide? You would think they would welcome any new blood. They have nothing to lose either. What are they left with? Just a bunch of local hippies playing old well-worn songs. That’s not the spirit of Aquarius, rather the heart of darkness and distrust.

The encounter left us bereft of any feeling of a community. What happened to the local hall jam night? Nothing new will come from this safe approach! It is not in the interest of the community and I believe they will set back any possible progress musically.

It isn’t meant to be a struggle to play in your local hall – is this just another example of profit before creativity?  No more free love!

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