[Dixielandjazz] The Anonymous Satchmo

Len Nielsen lennielsen at telus.net
Tue Jun 14 18:21:10 PDT 2005

Au Contraire, Beelzebub (Wiggins)

I believe that many of us on this list came to love Dixieland as 
individuals. If we had required the approval of our peers and the mass 
approval of music fans in general our love of this music would never 
have lasted our lifetimes, the way it has. We must all have noticed that 
we are a very small minority group.

On the other hand I think that many festival goers are different. They 
have come to the music later in life after raising a family and having 
listened to Rock and Roll, daily, with their children, they are looking 
for an alternative. They enjoy the sights and sounds and entertainment 
of live music, the dancing and partying, and aren't too concerned about 
how rare the music is. I believe that this is a constant new source of 
life for the music. The children are grown and on their own, the parents 
have a void to fill and are free of some of their commitments.

As for joining your church (gasp) and sending you money (horrors), I am 
sure it is a good cause. Why do I feel a slight bit hesitant? Are you 
sure it is a good cause?

OK!! My check is in the mail. :))

Len Nielsen

TCASHWIGG at aol.com wrote:

> Good for you Pam:
> I would venture to say that most folks on the DJML and in Traditional Jazz 
> Societies are not even remotely aware of the millions of folks all around them 
> that have no clue what DJML or OKOM is.
> We tend to be caught up in a circle of friends and acquaintances that are of 
> a like mind about OKOM and speak our language of choice most of the time.
> Where the problem lies is that they do not often expand it beyond their inner 
> circle of close friends and memberships.
> Somebody needs to start and Evangelical Church of OKOM and spread the word 
> and music around the globe fanatically. :))
> If any of ya'll would like to help found the Church, then by all means Send 
> me those large donation Checks in the mail and I will put them to good use 
> underwriting my new OKOM JAZZ MINISTRY.  :))   I won't promise to save anybody's 
> wretched soul, but I will put in a good word for you at the audition sessions 
> for the big band in the sky.  :))
> Cheers,
> Rev. Tom Bob Wiggins
> Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band and the Pearly Gate Singers.
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