I received an email this morning saying that one of our shows on the upcoming Rural New South Wales Tour had been cancelled
The canceling was not really a big deal
It’s still far enough away to put another show in it’s place
The reason for canceling the show has me a bit miffed
OK, so maybe that’s an understatement
We were booked to play at a Services Club in Orange
Booked, confirmed, all set to go
Then the club’s committee ([my]definition of committee: a bunch of out of touch fuddy-duddies, that have no business making decisions for the general public)
Actually, not the ENTIRE committee
There was just one “objection from one of the board members”
Apparently, he deemed the show too rude for their venue
This one man
Is the town’s censor and moral compass?
So tell me this, Mr Councilman
Dad has been playing at your venue for more years than I can count
SELLING OUT your venue more times than I can count
Were there complaints?
Were people offended in the past?
I understand that the nature of Dad’s & my act is not for everybody
But when you continually sell out a venue
Doesn’t history dictate that there ARE people who want to see it?
Why THIS TIME is the show not suitable?
Because now YOU’RE on the committee?
To quote from Dad’s upcoming book:
Nobody tells Australian stories better than Kevin Bloody Wilson. Record sales of almost four million worldwide bear testimony to his International success. In January 2010 he received a nomination for Australian Of The Year, he’s listed in Who’s Who and his entire body of work has been chosen for inclusion in The National Film And Sound Archive in Canberra
This is an act that has sold out the Sydney Opera House and the London Palladium
But it’s not up to your standards?
Because your venue lists itself as:
No better venue in Country NSW for all your entertainment needs then right here at Club
We provide the best in live music, variety shows, comedy and children’s entertainment
You mention comedy?
But obviously not one of Australia’s highest selling comedians
So if this kind of comedy is not your cup of tea, then NO ONE gets to see it?
Wow, that sounds really fair mate
Totally keeping the best interest of the 30,000+ people that live in your city in mind, aren’t you buddy?
And though I may rant at your lack of vision for what’s best for the public in Orange
It’s you who will miss out
But the good people in Orange will not
See, we’ve booked ourselves at the ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE
And that’s we’re we’ll be playing November 7th
It’s going to be a ball-tearer of a show, sir
That, I can promise you
I told Dad I wouldn’t call you a cranky old fucktard, so I didn’t
Doesn’t mean I don’t think it