[Dixielandjazz] Jubilee 2006.

billsharp sharp-b at clearwire.net
Sat Jun 3 06:58:37 PDT 2006

Thank you Bob for your keen interest in examining the issue. When I 
ignited the issue, I knew fully well that positions would be strongly 
taken on both sides of the issue, and so it has been.  I have been 
receiving numerous emails delivered to my personal email address 
regarding both sides of the issue ,  saying everything from "you are 
fight on the the mark", to saying that I am a bumbling idiot.  So the 
truth may lie somewhere in between, and it is good that someone of 
note, such as yourself is paying attention.  There are others in 
Sacramento who share your concerns, as I knew there would be, who are 
just as equally concerned, and they too have contacted me, asking if I 
would forward the emails I receive.  I decline in that area because I 
don't feel comfortable passing on other people's comments because, when 
they wrote them, they were addressed to me,  and perhaps it would 
embarrass them to share what they wrote with others. Here is a chance 
for those of you out there in DJML to be heard, so contact Bob with 
your input.  Hopefully most of the input will be from people who were 
actually Jubilee participants, either in bands or as listeners.    
There is a gathering spot for musicians at the Jubilee called the Hat 
Rack, where the instruments are stored between sets, and musicians 
gather to relax and shoot the bull.  It was a result of listening to 
and being in involved in several discussions at the Hat Rack that I 
afterwards said to a few others " I will type up what we've said and 
post it on DJML", so please understand this:  I was not originally 
singular in my thinking, though containing also how I feel of course.  
The original post was simply a synopsis of those discussions, 
representing comments from many people.  Remember, as I do, that there 
were thousands of people there with their own observations to be made, 
and mine, in contrast could, in final analysis, just turn out to be a 
lot of baloney.  Any way you look at it, if you'd like to turn my 
comments to dust, contact Bob.  If you'd like to support the  original 
contentions, contact Bob. Either way, you're showing a genuine concern 
for jazz and the Jubilee.  Thank you for that!

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