[Dixielandjazz] Harmony is more than a musical term
charliehooks at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 1 13:50:25 PST 2003
Sorry, Randy, but you've lost me here. Since I have deleted whatever
message I sent you and since you didn't include it in your irritated reply,
I don't know what I said to irritate you. Whatever it was, I'm certainly
sorry and offer sincere apologies. Why don't you send me--hopefully
off-list--my original message so I can see it.
This I post on-list, since, if I do owe you an apology, everyone can know
it. And come to think of it, I offer an apology whether I owe it or not,
since your response indicates that I somehow really ticked you off. I can't
even recall what you wrote originally that caused me to respond. Did I
criticize your playing?? How could I do that--or praise you, for that
matter--since I've never heard you play. Gee, I must have said something
on 2/28/03 11:35 PM, Randy Fendrick at jfendrick at bak.rr.com wrote:
Charlie: You have no idea where my passions lie. You have never heard
me play, you have never heard my political views, you don't have any
idea from what planet I am from. If I want to talk about political
views then I usually address that person personally, in an open
discussion, where I can talk about evidence, not "gut" or "knee jerk"
reactions. The reason that I am a member of the dixieland list is I
like and play a form of dixieland. I also play in a symphony orchestra
and have for well over 30 years. In addition, I have put together all
sorts of musical groups from brass choirs to brass street bands. I
have produced concert series' which brought together many forms of
music, not just dixieland.
My academic background is that I am trained as both a musician and a
historian, and I taught history for over 25 years. On the dixieland
page, I care to talk and read about other players who appreciate and
explore that form of music. I, also, do not appreciate your attack on
me as an individual. If you want to criticize my trombone playing, and
cite evidence of how I am playing out of the chord or in the wrong
style for the tune, thats ok, but listen to me play first.
I am really amazed that Ringwald has not entered this discussion, as I
know Randy or the guy who started this list several years ago would
Have a good night and hopefully we can see each other on stage someday
to appreciate what we do, which is make music.
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