Happy Musicians Day! Re-post if you're a musician or if you love them: If you ask yourself why musicians charge so much for performances. We don't get paid vacation, we don't get paid sick days, we don't get bonuses for outstanding performances or for Christmas. We don't have insurance plans nor do we qualify for unemployment. We sacrifice our family on special days so that we can bring happiness to others. Illness or personal affairs are not excuses for a bad performance. Next time you ask, remember that musicians are musicians because of the love of music, but that love alone doesn't pay the bills. Happy Musicians Day to all my Friends!!