[Dixielandjazz] Woody Allen <grin>

Hal Vickery hvickery_80 at msn.com
Thu Jul 3 06:50:08 PDT 2008

The real question may not be if the people come but whether they go away shaking their heads, never to try OKOM again.  "Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me."

This is just a thought.  I'm actually neutral here because I haven't heard Allen enough to make a decision.

Hal Vickery
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Stephen G Barbone<mailto:barbonestreet at earthlink.net> 
  To: Hal Vickery<mailto:hvickery_80 at msn.com> 
  Cc: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List<mailto:dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com> 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 8:54 PM
  Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Woody Allen <grin>

  Gee, I didn't mean to start a new discussion about his playing ability.

  His expertise matters little. That band draws a crowd and they pay  
  $100+ to see a two set program. 3000 of them at Montreal. Dedicated  
  OKOMers?  Who knows.

  Whether he is good or not, or why people go to see him (or not) makes  
  little difference. That is a matter for each individual listener to  
  decide. Either way, the rest of the band is excellent and they  
  certainly seem to satisfy the audience for the most part.

  Shoot, I was going to suggest that some of those dying OKOM Festivals  
  around the USA consider trying to get him as a headliner. After all,  
  his band alone draws more paying customers than a lot of festivals do.  
  At prices higher than many festivals charge for an all events pass.  
  And his reviews are generally just fine.

  Now hold the cards and letters about does the general public know  
  anything about New Orleans Jazz.  That's irrelevant. The real issue  
  is, if he plays, will they come? That answer seems to be yes.

  Steve Barbone


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