Many musicians are upset that DovBear has a blog and they don't.
One after another, their comments are appearing beneath my posts, instructing me to "shut up" and so on. The reason for their ire? They think I am "dumping on them."
But am I? I don't think so. I merely said that any salesman who makes a deep concession on price should expect the customer to doubt the product. A musician, who doubles as his own salesman, seemed oblivious to this simple fact of marketing and was surprised -insulted, even - when a prospective customer was tentative about hiring him after a price reduction of $700. Now, other musicians are using my blog to defend the musician cum salesman's error, and to hurl insults at me, the gentle, sweet-souled blogger who revealed it. I wish they'd register with Blogger, and boil the invective on their own blogs, but traffic is traffic I guess.
Oh, yes, I suppose I did make things a bit worse when I said "most Jewish wedding music is bland and boring, in other words generic. And if you've been to the supermarket, you know the generic brands command the lowest prices and the least respect. "But isn't there something true about this, too?
If Jewish wedding bands weren't interchangeable they would compete on quality, instead of price. Upscale brands, like Rolex. refuse to compete on price. they compete on quality. If Jewish wedding bands are competing on price, it means only that there is nothing distinctive or "upscale" about their work.