I am saddened to have read that a man of Art Dudley's stature and writing talents is forced to supplement his income by playing at wedding receptions. Jobs in the wedding industry are some of the thankless and grueling jobs out there. You get a glimpse of it from Art's description of the audience's reaction to the band. It's a shame that Art has to be a part of that industry given his obvious talents as a writer and having run a magazine of his own.
My heart goes out to you, dude.