[Dixielandjazz] Too political for the list???

Richard Broadie rbroadie at dc.rr.com
Thu Apr 29 17:20:27 PDT 2004

I think that George W. Bush should be blamed for all fiscal problems
associated with jazz music.  Since he's been president, the market share for
jazz has never been lower.   This is obviouluy due to his failure to assist
the UNs efforts to preserve the famous red light district of Urkostan
otherwise known as "The Mother Lode of All True Urkostanian Jazz."

Furthermore, has anyone noticed that since George W. Bush and the TERMINATOR
have been in office simultaneously, LOUIS ARMSTRONG HAS NOT RECORDED A
SINGLE NEW CD!  And all those Buddy Bolden recordings continue to be
impossible to get!

The last straw:  I am noticing a compatability problem when I play my
classic 78rpm jazz records in my CD player!  This has to be due to a right
wing conspiracy by the Bush administration to block the bottom portion of my
recordings from spinning to the left!  No wonder booze tickets in Sacramento
are becoming more endangered than E tickets at Disneyland!

There!  That's my political statement for 2004.   I hope it's not too
political for the list.  In any case,  I'm outta here!

Dick Broadie
Palm Springs, Ca

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Avache1 at aol.com>
To: <robert at ringwald.com>; <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Sacramento Jazz Jubilee Update

> As a non-drinking musician, I was not that upset by the removal of the
> tickets.
> I rarely used them except to occasionally purchase some food. Since I play
> the Jubilee as an all-star, I really have no problem with this. However, I
> see Tom Wiggins point and also the point of "Mr. Wonderful." I'm not
> that the Sacramento Jazz club is having financial problems. It seems to be
> way our entire country is going these days. California especially, and
> the bizarre recall election, and the election of "The Terminator " as
> I don't see many of those problems going away.
> I play at many jazz festivals and parties across the country every year,
> believe me, Sacramento is not the only festival feeling the crunch of our
> lousy economy.
> One must ask that perhaps if we weren't spending billions of dollars on a
> that we should not have fought in the first place maybe there would be
> federal money to support the arts, including major jazz festivals like
> Sacramento. Instead we throw away billions of dollars, every week while
several of our
> brave young men and women die in a country where the majority of the
> don't want us to be there anyway. This makes no sense.
> Sorry didn't mean to digress, however I might offer a small suggestion to
> problem. Perhaps the festival could reintroduce the one drink per
> per venue, policy that was taken away a few years ago. However, instead of
> festival paying for these drinks they should be provided by the venues
> themselves. Since they are getting free music, sell out crowds and, and
huge profits
> on drink and food sales it seems this is the least they can do.
> Anyway, it's something to think about. Sorry about the political remarks
> all this stuff makes me mad.
> Allan Vache'
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