[Dixielandjazz] OKOM in California--why?

David Richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Tue Mar 1 22:59:46 PST 2005

100% live east and 100% lives west of the Miz'sippi if you go far 'nuff 
around ;-)

did Pogo say that?

anyway, my thoughts on the subject: each region of the world has 
particular musical resonances due to history, population ebbs and 
flows, commingling of cultures and mass-communication. The San 
Francisco Bay Area (like New Orleans, New York and a few other great 
cities) has experienced maybe a lot more than someplace like Des 
Moines, but it is in the celebration and encouragement of ALL the local 
musics - wherever you may be - that can make OKOM (and other styles of 
interesting music) flourish.

more on this later - it is a big subject!

Dave Richoux

On Mar 1, 2005, at 5:17 PM, TCASHWIGG at aol.com wrote:
> Hi Russ & Charles:
> We must remember however that about 80% of the world's population 
> lives east
> of the Mississippi River. :))   That's a pretty big economic base to 
> work
> within, from a sheer numbers game.
> In my opinion we have too many fragmented organizations out west all 
> trying
> to survive with small numbers and pockets of members, and nobody seems 
> to be
> doing anything on a grand scale except for the once a year Jubilee in
> Sacramento.
> Just my opinion however from observation.
> Cheers,
> Tom Wiggins

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