[Dixielandjazz] OKOM in California--why?
csuhor at zebra.net
Tue Mar 1 20:13:13 PST 2005
Thanks for a fascinating count and analysis, Bill. Even though the
Western states are large and populous, it does seem that a cultural
friendliness to OKOM is more common there. Just an intuition, of
course. Thanks also for the new word, "pungle"--a great sound. It isn't
in my unabridged but that's Webster's loss.
On Mar 1, 2005, at 9:39 PM, Bill Gunter wrote:
> Jerry Gordon added:
> "But watch out for forest fires, mud slides and especially
> Jerry left out transvestites, Marin County hot tub events,
> terminators, shark attacks, urban sprawl, smog, overpopulation, UCB,
> San Francisco alternate lifestyles, Big Sur Hippies, and Disneyland
> (just to mention a few local aberrations) - California is a place
> where your wildest fantasies are just waiting for you. Come out and
> join a jazz band (or a nudist colony . . . there's something for
> The American Rag carries a list (Igor's Map of Traditional Jazz
> Festivals) which is informative:
> California lists 16 jazz festivals this year.
> The West Coast (including Washington, Oregon and British Columbia)
> totals 30
> Add in Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Arizona (all way out west) and you
> now total 36
> Still pretty much out west (Colorado) and the total goes to 38.
> The rest of the country all put together offers 24 festivals.
> That means that out west, 8 states plus one Canadian Province offiers
> 38 annual festivals and the remaining 42 states can only pungle up 24.
> Running the numbers and the west offers an average of almost 5 annual
> festivals per state while the rest of the 51 states offers only a half
> a festival per state.
> Of course there are ameliorating circumstances . . . the 8 Western
> States are damn near half the geographical area of the whole country.
> I suppose one can make the case that jazz exists primarily in the far
> west and the far east. The middle west is pretty much in the "polka"
> What do you suppose the results would be if we were looking at the
> number of festivals featuring accordians. Then, of course, in the
> southeast we're looking at bluegrass festivals (5 string banjos and
> Then there is a lot of intermingling . . . Buck Creek plays in
> Sacramento and the Boondockers play in Florida . . .
> In retrospect, I don't think a convincing case can be made for any one
> section of the country producing a lopsided majority of OKOM as
> opposed to the rest of the country.
> It's a wonderful world, full of strange and amazing things,
> Bill "Thimbles" Gunter
> jazzboard at hotmail.com
>> From: Jerry Gordon <jerrygordon at juno.com>
>> To: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
>> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] OKOM in California--why?
>> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 20:15:36 -0500
>> But watch out for forest fires, mud slides and especially earthquakes.
>> Jerry Gordon, Troy, NY - Web master for
>> On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 20:09:06 EST TCASHWIGG at aol.com writes:
>> > We have no Hurricanes, Blinding Dust storms, Baseball size
>> > Hailstorms,
>> > usually no Tornadoes, and no Blizzards, and so far no Tsunami.
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