[Dixielandjazz] Jazz Barbarism

John Farrell stridepiano@tesco.net
Thu, 27 Jun 2002 20:12:12 +0100

Jim Beebe wrote :

"we must not shrink from the truth merely
becaause the truth sounds uncharitable.  For the answer to "Who are you to
call him bad?" see third paragraph up.   And "one man's music is another
man's noise" won't cut it; not unless you are willing to defend a charge of
aggravated battery on the ground that one's man's battery is another man's
sparring practice."

Which was heartily endorsed by Bill Sargent :

"Applause, Cheers, Applause!!!  I just love it when someone has enought
intestinal fortitude to stand up for what's right in today's wishy-washy
politically correct nonsense"

I would like to add my support for Jim's refreshingly direct statement of an
obvious fact. PC is trying to happen here in the UK but thankfully its
toehold is somewhat precarious at the moment, we can still say publicly
without fear of the thumbscrews "Down with Cecil Taylor,
Eminem and all their ilk".

More power to your pen Jim, you have fans out here who kiss your picture
every night as they slip between the sheets.

John Farrell