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Mojomatic, Montpellier, France

Sunday, 16 November 2008 - Drawing

Wednesday, 19 November 2008 - Text

In Montpellier, I misunderstood Greg of Marvin at first about how he lives. He is subsidized as an official musician. But he meant that it is difficult to live on those funds. To be “professional” musicians, Marvin must play 43 “official” shows in a year (meaning shows which are declared and pay taxes.) 4 or 6 (I forget now) must be shows where Marvin is able to get at least an 800 € guarantee. Most of that money goes back to taxes however, and each of the 3 members of Marvin are able to keep 80 € each from those shows. In exchange for the taxation and the difficulties of having to play so many official shows, each member of Marvin receives from the government about 1,000 € per month to live.

a power outlet in Montpellier, France