[Dixielandjazz] What Turns The Younger Audiences On?

tcashwigg at aol.com tcashwigg at aol.com
Fri Nov 3 14:15:08 PST 2006

Some very valid points Larry, and pretty much on the mark too.  It also 
turns on the younger at heart, who have always been the same, but just 
got older in their bodies.   We are only as old as we Feel :)) so they 
say.   Quick some lady feel me and tell me how old I am :))  I can't 
seem to remember anymore.  :))

  The only difference I might note would be in the way kids of all ages 
react to Second Line music, if you look around you when it is hot, 
Nobody within ear shot of it is NOT moving or twitching some parts of 
their bodies, and I have seen hundreds of them get up off the lawn at 
outdoor festivals and start gyrating to the music non stop till the 
band is finished. It is indeed very infectious and compels almost 
everyone to loosen up their inhibitions and join in the party.

  Learning how to dance even a little goes a long way for boys of all 
ages to be greatly appreciated by girls of all ages, many girls 
consider it fore play :)) whoops did I say that ? oh my hush my mouth, 
hope my mamma doesn't read this.

  I also took typing and Home economics classes in high school for 
similar reasons, since the school I went to, forbade dancing as it was 
considered Sinful. That is the same reason Baptist folks don't have Sex 
standing up, it might lead heaven forbid to dancing :))

  Wow did I start to have fun when I graduated from that school and 
discovered the real world, learned how to dance some and then figured 
out that it actually helped me to be a better drummer in a dance band, 
because I could feel the music the way the dancers wanted to feel it, 
especially those with two left feet trying so very hard to have Sex 
standing up on the dance floor :))

  Ahhh but it was so much fun till some prudish jerk chaperon turned on 
those big bright lights in the GYM in the middle of that last dance, 
damn! We wanted that moment to be frozen in time :)) And if you all 
think about it a minute you still do.

  So come on come on everybody get outta your seats and Dance !! Gotta 
wooden leg , heck no problem just wave it in the air, lean over closer 
and give a smell to her hair, Live a little life is far too short and 
even shorter for those who don't dance.

  Pssst! guys, most ladies are lookin' at your BUTT not your feet 
anyway, although I never figured out what that attraction was for them, 
but then again they can't figure out our obsession with their boobs 
either, heck neither can I but I sure do like lookin' at em especially 
on a jumping dance floor. :)) Nowadays since so many REAL MEN Don't 
Dance the ladies are more into Sports and get their visual thrills 
watching those butts on the football line of scrimmage crammed into 
those tight fitting shiny stretch uniform pants, and rumor has it some 
of them are heaven forbid padded, now that's professional cheatin' guys.

  In the immortal words of our former KING, Elvis Presley, in Jail house 

 A h a sick mind is terrible thing to waste :))

 Tom "Mr. Bojangles" Wiggins

 -----Original Message-----
 From: larrys.bands at charter.net
 To: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com; tcashwigg at aol.com
 Sent: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 12:52 PM
 Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] What Turns The Younger Audiences On?

  The simple thing is that the kids and almost everyone below 60 doesn't 
  how to dance to these tunes. In the 60's there was a fundamental 
change in
  the way people dance. Before then they actually had steps. OKOM 
 lend it's self to standing in the middle of a floor and wiggling.
  Additionally, they got into the concert mentality when bands and 
  started figuring out they could make more money in a stadium rather 
than in
 a club with a dance floor.

  There is a revival in dancing in the Country Music Scene and is really 
  popular judging from the TV shows and the C&W dance clubs. We do some 
  dances at receptions or play a line dance recording while on breaks 
and the
 floor is filled.

  That change was when people started moving body parts instead of feet 
 is still true.

  If you don't know how, you won't get up and make a fool out of 
yourself. It
  was always true that guys only danced to get to grope a gal or to 
promote a
  relationship doing something women seem to enjoy a lot which overcame 
  reluctance. My mother insisted that I take ballroom dancing lessons 
when I
  was in Jr. High. I'm sure she didn't think of it but what a leg up I 
had on
  my non dancing male friends and competitors for the girls. When I was 
  H.S. they had a ballroom class as part of the P.E. program. It was for 
 girls only, how dumb, it was great for me though.

  If you want to get people to dance hire a dance instructor for your 
party or
  club gig. You might laugh but I went to a band party and the leader 
hired a
  dance instructor. It was a big hit with the wives. Actually it was 
fun. I
 have also played gigs where they had hired a dance instructor.
 St. Louis
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  > It changes every generation Steve, but when you have been around and 
 > it for a couple of generations or more, it really does stay the same,
  > they younger audiences want Entertainment, the music is definitely 
 > enough, if it was they would all be selling out the Symphony shows .
 > They, as discovered in this article by the reviewer, were more
 > interested in Dancing than paying attention to the lyrics, Hello
 > since when is that a new idea for kids. They want and demand
 > stimulation in any form, are in a big hurry to get out there and live
 > life in the fast lane and change the world overnight, and if we all
 > think back fifty or sixty or seventy years it all seems pretty
 > familiar. Deja Vu, I am enjoying my second childhood especially the
 > going thru Puberty part with the raging hormones and all. :)) I am
 > only now at my advancing age starting to listen to the lyrics of all
 > the rock tunes I grew up on, I had no idea what they were all those
 > years I played them. Some of them actually made sense, too bad
 > nobody our age was listening to them in those days, we too were too
 > busy dancing and having a good time.
 > I especially love the guy on stage with his Laptop, and I see events
  > around the San Francisco area featuring such guys for parties and 
 > instead of hiring a Band of musicians. So the frustrated DJs and
  > engineers have now figured out a way to get into the SHOWBIZ ACT. 
 > God help us . :))
 > I have now embarked upon a new revolution for OKOM, I shall hence
  > forth disband my band of merry music makers and piece together 
  > from every old DIXIELAND recording in history and put them on my 
 > and book myself out on the Trad. Jazz Society Circuit as the Hottest
 > new One man Band in the World. Hire me Folks and you won't even need
  > all those other bands, I shall be the entire Festival, and since it 
 > not physically taxing I can play all the sets and move my equipment
 > from stage or venue to venue much faster than any band of old folks.
  > And I can work a lot cheaper too since I don't have to pay any 
 > Finally we have found a way to get rid of those cantankerous bitchy
 > never satisfied sidemen.
 > I will however possibly bring along a Washboardist and a Banjo Player
 > to add to the visual excitement and comedy, as I prance around the
 > stage doing a strip tease removing my shirt. That is soooo cool and
 > the Blue Haired Ladies will just adore it, well some will others will
 > think it disgusting I am sure. Get out the Geritol and Viagra folks
 > I'm coming on the road with this hot new Act. Book it now, while I
 > can still offer it at 1935 prices, $6.00 a set should be affordable
 > for most festivals don't ya think :)) P.S. I'll also pay for my own
  > transportation and hotel and meals, but I would like to get a deal 
 > 1/2 price for my beer. After all I am an Artiste' and do have my
 > principles. :)) The first three cities of the tour are already sold
  > out with ten seats at each venue and standing room only for three 
 > DJ Delbert Diddiewhacker and the Dixie Techies band
 > The tour is being sponsored by my friends at: Senior's Transit
 > authority, Walkers with wheels Inc., Free Air Oxygen Tanks, Super
 > Scooter, Acme adjustable Beds, and Dr. Kavorkian's, new life clinic.
  > Dr. Schols corn & bunyon remover, Dr. Seizeit's Lazer Sight 
 > clinic, Depends, and other fine Senior products. Is anybody Jellin'
 > Yet ??
 > Enough of this silliness, I gotta get back to work, there should be
 > enough trash talk in here to keep ya'll busy over the weekend.
 > Cheers,
 > Tom,
 > How did I ? Why did I get started on this nonsense anyway? well it
 > sounded funny at the time :)) I like to start the day laughing at
 > myself and all my old friends,
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: barbonestreet at earthlink.net
 > To: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
 > Sent: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 6:45 AM
 > Subject: [Dixielandjazz] What Turns The Younger Audiences On?
 > CAVEAT: THIS IS NOT OKOM. . . BUT, it relates to young audiences and
 > may be
 > interesting to those few of us who perform regularly in their venues.
  > Jon Pareles, music critic for the NY Times recaps some of the music 
 > the
 > first 2 days of the CMJ Music Marathon (Showcase) in NYC. There is a
 > common
 > thread as to what turns the kids on. DANCING, VISUAL and/or other
 > INVOLVEMENT with the musical program.
 > This may not be OKOM, however, in my experience, the basic premise is
 > the
  > same. Young audiences relate well to OKOM if there is a danceable 
 > and
 > visual and/or other involvement in the musical program.
 > Cheers,
 > Steve Barbone
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