[Dixielandjazz] Ridiculous Newspaper article

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Tue Jun 12 18:38:43 PDT 2007

lets see if this gets through once or three times ;-)

The quality of "Alternative Press" can vary a lot from region to  
region - in the greater SF Bay Area we have 4 or 5 free weeklies to  
choose from. Some are more leftist & sleezy than others, and the  
quality of writers, editors, advertisers and content certainly  
varies. Maybe it is a generational thing - I have no problem with  
that and I think they are still a great place to discover the wide  
range of activities that are happening each week. I don't go to all  
of them, but at least I have a choice.

Obviously the Sacjazz fest organizers thought the SN&R was good  
enough paper to place a 12 page paid advertisement.

I also read the slightly more conservative daily papers - they are  
all trying harder to reach not only the drug-oriented, tattooed,  
underachievers but all sorts of people - readership is down in all  
sectors of print media...

Dave Richoux
not so old a fogy

On Jun 12, 2007, at 11:11 AM, Bcf111 at aol.com wrote:

> Bob, and Listmates:
> Regarding the article in the Sacramento News and Review, you just   
> have to
> bite your tongue and consider the source:  SSN&R is a  profoundly  
> left wing,
> throwaway, trash bin liner, rag which I read every  Thursday, in  
> order to keep up
> with the enemy.  A major source of  SN&R income is the many pages  
> of sleazy
> escort ("massage") ads which  the Sacramento Bee would never  
> print.  Their
> readership is mainly, as  you would expect, the drug-oriented,  
> tattooed,
> underachievers who mostly  wouldn't be caught dead attending  
> anything as clean as the
> Sacramento Jazz  Jubilee.
> Jill's response was spot on, of course.  Good for her.   However,  
> bad press
> from the SN&R is really a huge plus; the few of  their readership  
> who would buy
> a ticket to our festival just aren't worth  the extra cops that  
> would be
> required to keep an eye on them!
> Best regards,
> Ben Fowlkes, old fogy in  Sacramento

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