Well first, a good joke might help:
Q: What do you have when you have a lawyer with cement up to his neck?
A: Not enough cement
A good chuckle now is helpful, and that pretty much sums up how I feel about lawyers right now, specifically “music attorneys.” I love Moss Eisley, love 'em to death. I don't know them well personally, though I did get to meet them and from what I have read, heard, and seen, I totally support them and their vision. They aren't just out there to be rock stars, they're out there to impact lives, and not in a cheezy CCM way - a real way.
Their booking agent has been most helpful and flexible with working out this show. Apparently Moss Eisley's music attorney hooked them up with a big showcase in LA where lots of labels will be, and he doesn't want them to go on this mini-tour because they need to be practicing, rehearsing, and getting everything set up for that. The agent told me she and the Moss fam talked it over to see if there was any way to NOT cancel this show - and I believe her, I'm sure they didn't want to. She was very apologetic as was the band.
But still, it's very frustrating. As far as I'm concerned, the booking agent BOOKS THE BAND. This either should have come up sooner, like before the contract was signed. Or if it was a more recent development, then it should have been like “Look, we have a contract here for this show already.” 6 days before a show is no time to cancel a show unless it's an emergency or some act of God. This qualifies as neither to me. They would like to reschedule, which I mean.. I still want to have them come play, but I'm just in no frame of mind to even think about that today.
On the upside, we hadn't put much money into this really except for flyers. What sucks about that is I just sent out press releases to several papers, radio stations, and TV stations. Time to start getting the reverse news out, taking down flyers, etc.
I'm not upset at Moss Eisley. I am quite frustrated with the booking agent and the overall lack of communication.
Bah! Go away, week from hell.
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That really sucks a big fat one.