[Dixielandjazz] Dadaism and early jazz "The Big Picture in a Nutshell"

david richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Thu May 29 16:43:28 PDT 2003

Dick (and all )

The way I see it - the big picture is: real artists and real musicians 
use their technical skills and equipment to create  or interpret all 
sorts of stuff that involves social and historical elements ranging 
back to the dawn of civilization into something that can be new, like 
new, old, junk, "kitsch," popular, unpopular, commercially successful 
(or a failure,)  critically acclaimed (or panned) a "job" or a "hobby" 
or "craft," a "statement" or an academic example, a masterpiece of 
design that could be worth millions of dollars or a $10 street cartoon 
(or a Fats Waller tune sold for the price of a bottle of booze) or 
symphony or opera... it is all "art/music" in one interpretation or 

It is up to the historians, critics and cultural archivists to figure 
out what the heck is going on with all those crazy artists and 
musicians - to give it a name or a category to whatever it is that we 
all do... and it is up to those businesspeople, dance-hall owners, 
record producers, film moguls, gallery owners , etc. to develop the 
cash (or promise of cash) to get all this stuff happening and the 
general public to absorb it all, to enjoy or reject as they see fit. 
(and to pay the piper...)

Is that enough of an explanation for ya?

Dave Richoux

  toOn Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 14:25 US/Pacific, Richard Broadie 

> " Dadism and early jazz"
> Gee, guys & gals, I only have a graduate degree in Public 
> Administration.  I
> haven't understood a single thing that's going on with these 
> philosophical
> thesises so profoudly delineated herewithin.  How 'bout talking about 
> a good
> tuba mouthpiece or what size thimbles work best with Gunter's latest
> washboard or something else that I can understand?
> Confused, humbled and feeling quite illiterate in the Palm Springs 
> heat.
> Dick Broadie
> PS
> :-)    !!!!!
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