Wow! ****I Made email of the day****

Hi Folks,
This is cool because I read The Lefsetz Letter everyday. It's sort of my music bible and first email I read each morning. He has thousands and thousands of subscribers and so when he posted my email I freaked. It means a lot to me. I'm a geek.

From: Bob Lefsetz
Subject: E-Mail Of The Day

Date: September 19, 2010 6:45:56 PM PDT
To: steve poltz

From: Steve Poltz

Wow! You sure get a lot of action at your blog. Nice work creating a community.

I love playing at The Blue Door in Okc. One of my favorite rooms anywhere on the planet. I either go out for Oklahoma BBQ or Vietnamese Pho with Greg Johnson. We talk baseball and politics and music. He loves his Orioles. I look forward to my next gig there.

I'm pretty lucky. I've got friends all over the world who own music venues. I work 200 plus dates a year. It only comes from repetitive touring and giving 100% each night even if you're sick with the flu or have a broken hand. Meeting the people after every show and playing heaps of house concerts. It's not glamorous but it works. I travel with only one guy -Chris Modl, who records every show and we sell that show 15 minutes after the gig ends on CDs or 2 gig thumb drives.

I love my job. I'm like a traveling salesman. If I play a good show then people usually buy my wares. T-shirts etc. If I suck then I have no one to blame but me. I have no mgmt and only my own label 98 pounder records. I LOVE my booking agent Roggie out of Austin at Rajiworld. She has a great understanding of what I do. I have different agents I love in Australia and my homeland of Canada as well.

People who come to my shows aren't coming because I co wrote a hit song with Jewel. They're coming because there's a trust factor involved. That's why your letter speaks to me. It's a great time to be a musician. There's a revolution happening!

And you know it Mr Jones!

Peace be with you... And also with you.

From Istanbul,

Steve Poltz

Sent from my iPhone that forces me to use crappy AT&T as its service provider.

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