[Dixielandjazz] Attracting younger listeners (very long)
kay2840 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 8 10:29:23 PST 2005
I agree that John does a wonderful job with the Hot Jazz newsletter. In my opinion it is the best one I've seen currently being done in California. It has a ton of information and I have personally not noticed any errors so he's doing a heck of an editing job as well. I disagree with Steve's "garage band" note and if he were to read Tom Mitchell's jammers' column in the December Monterey Hot Jazz, he would get an appreciation for the fun stuff the Monterey group is doing.
That said, there is a sporadic problem with 404 errors. I've experienced it with different computers, different internet connections, and different times of day. It is not a big deal to me but it is a nuisance on Sunday morning if your foggy brain is trying to remember what time the meeting starts (is it noon? or 1:00?) and the website is the best source.
By the way, as you would expect, I also take extreme exception to your characterization of "windbag". Namecalling is not appropriate and certainly not accurate.
Anyhow, hope to see you soon. Say hi for me to the Mrs.
Russ Guarino <russg at redshift.com> wrote:
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.
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.
> John Jamieson
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