[Dixielandjazz] Conservatives & Liberals--Definitions

Dan Augustine ds.augustine@mail.utexas.edu
Sat, 29 Jun 2002 22:34:52 -0500

>From: Stephen Barbone <barbonestreet@earthlink.net>
>Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 22:19:53 -0400
>PS. Are list mates having as much fun with the Beebe and Barbone show as
>Beebe and Barbone are?
From: "Henry B. Stinson" <HenryStinson@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 23:05:13 -0400
I've been asked to write a "jazz column" for a new magazine in DC 
called "Definition".
Answer #1: No.
Answer #2: If we can't define it, we can't say when someone ain't doing it.
Why:       "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing."

     OKOM has a publicity problem.  Why not tell your local newspaper, 
radio and TV stations, and anyone else who'll listen, that on July 
4th all local dixieland bands will play free concerts to celebrate 
jazz, America's premier art-form and exemplar of freedom and 
     If you're not doing anything really important, why not take your 
instrument down to the central park in your area and jam with whoever 
shows up.  No plan, no charts, no money, just go play.  But try your 
damndest to get some TV-cameras down there too.  I'm leaving for 
Silverton, Colorado, in the morning to play in their 4th of July 
parade, followed by a concert in the park, and i'm going to ask 
people in the band to stick around after the concert and play some 
jazz--whatever comes out.  Worth a try.

**  Dan Augustine     Austin, Texas     ds.augustine@mail.utexas.edu  **
**                "'Shut up,' he explained."                          **
**       -- Ring Lardner in _The Young Immigrants_ (1920)             **