[Dixielandjazz] Attracting younger listeners (very long)

Russ Guarino russg at redshift.com
Thu Dec 8 09:28:29 PST 2005


I have been watching your work for several years now and I know what a splendid
job you do with the Monterey Hot Jazz Newsletter.  It is six pages in length, has
complex graphics and color photos and has to be a labor of love to manage as you
do not receive compensation for this  job. .  I also know you do a virus check
before sending out the letter and it is "clean" initially.

I am appreciative of your work and can support  you 100%. I am quite sure that
those who would criticize your management of the newsletter and web site are
unaware of the many other "electronic" problems this medium presents over which
you have no control.

Additionally, those who would condemn your work don't know you, are windbags in
many cases, and have their own desperate need to sound important.  Give them your
job and they would disappear with a few mumbled excuses & nothing would get done.

We love you, John.  Please keep up the good work.

Russ Guarino
Clarinet Maverick

John Jamieson wrote:

> Jim O'Briant wrote:
> > Tonight I've been working on my "busy social calendar" for the first half of
> > 2006, and that includes notes on which jazz clubs meet on which dates, and
> > which bands are booked for which meetings.  Somewhat to my dismay, most jazz
> > clubs in Northern California seem to be doing a pretty good job of keeping
> > that information secret.
> >
> > This mailing list is constantly full of messages asking, "how can we attract
> > a new generation of listeners to Our Kind of Music?"  Well, I think I've
> > found a very good way to prevent potential younger fans from ever
> > discovering OKOM -- and that is to NOT have current websites for jazz clubs.
> >
> > Here's an example of what I mean.  The following Jazz Clubs are listed for
> > Northern California and Central California in "The American Rag."  (I've
> > omitted some non-trad jazz organizations from the list.)
> >
> >
> >
> > Monterey Hot Jazz Society, Monterey
> > * No website listed in "American Rag"
> > * Google says: http://www.surfnetusa.com/jamie/
> >       However, this site comes up only about half the
> >       times I try; the other half of the times I get
> >       a 404 error message -- "Page Not Found."  On one
> >       recent visit, the site tried to plant a Trojan
> >       Horse virus on my computer, but was thwarted by
> >       Norton AntiVirus & Norton Firewall.
> >
> >
> I maintain the Monterey Hot Jazz Society, Monterey  web site, after
> reading the above I did a virus and a spy ware check on my computer and
> it is clean. I update the site once a month and add the latest
> newsletter, an on line review copy of the newsletter is checked by the
> board of directors and a couple of proofreaders. No one has ever
> complained of a virus. Over the years I have been told, a few times,
> that the site was down. I assume that surfnetusa my provider was working
> on their system.
> http://www.surfnetusa.com/jamie/
> John Jamieson
> --
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