Yesterday our band received the following offer: we can get a gig at this bar, but we have to play unplugged. This does not work for us. Despite the absence of amplification we tend to suck out loud that way. The things are: A) it is very VERY hard to get a gig where I come from (pretty much the Dutch equivalent of your Bible Belt) B) if we play this gig, we will be asked for two more (amplified) and BIG gigs. I know what everyone must be thinking at this point: just push play. It's not that simple. We really really suck with no amps. Have I mentioned that we suck yet? Also, our band just got back on their feet again. There is no way someone else is gonna put our name out there, so we have to do this ourselves, the only way possible: mouth to mouth advertizing coming forth from good, energetic performances. Like the ones mentioned under point B. And: very much unlike the unplugged drama this one gig will be undoubtedly. In other words: I need to get my priorities straight. Where are they?