I thought this email I received from a booking agent in Beijing was pretty warped on a few different levels. Read it over and see if you can see why.

Dear Alan,
How are you? I hope you are having a great summer!

I am looking for musicians for a gig that might not exactly fit the Woodie Alan band, but maybe some of its members or musician friends could be interested? Anyhow, I thought I’d spread the word in this direction too…

A client is looking for :

– a band with 5 foreigners

– I hate to say this, but you know how things are in China… : preferably no black musicians

– for a gig in Zhejiang (Zhoushan)

– on Sept. 5th-12th (8 days)

– perform 15 minutes each evening

– with a female lead singer (preferably good looking!)

– style : dynamic, exciting, attractive (jazz/pop/rock, no particular request)

– budget : 700 RMB / performer / night

– transportation and accommodation are taken care of

Would you or your friends be interested in this gig?

Please let me know ASAP!

1 reply
  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Dixie Doc and the All-Stars are available. The e-mail smacks of DK DP Dan C. or perhaps Ben Cohen has come to life? Could Roger C or Art R have surfaced?


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