[Dixielandjazz] OKOM in California--why?
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
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!
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
> within, from a sheer numbers game.
> In my opinion we have too many fragmented organizations out west all
> 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
> Just my opinion however from observation.
> Tom Wiggins
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