[Dixielandjazz] RV: Was Japanese string band?, now FaceBook

Marek Boym marekboym at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 17:30:41 EDT 2017

Good for business, bad for sanity.  It is addictive.  My son started a
facebook page to advertise his business (closed by now), but then started
using it more and more.
On the other hand, we let our flat out via the children's facebook.
Cheers (Leffe is not a bad beer)

On 29 March 2017 at 12:49, <jim at kashprod.com> wrote:

> Mike wrote:  Some (many?) years ago, someone either here or at Facebook
> (which latter I no longer do, for my sanity
> And Marek answered: I've never joined - for my sanity
> I stayed away from FaceBook for years, but several months ago started a
> page for our band.  I do all my “next gig” announcements there, and it has
> boosted our crowds a bit.  I don’t “friend” anyone, as I found that you
> start getting so-called news from their pages then.  But, for announcing,
> it seems to work on a promotional level.  Something to think about if you
> have a band.
> In between my promo info, I put in tidbits about our history…..funny gigs,
> tv appearances, etc., as you can upload videos & photos.  Any promo seems
> to be seen by more people if it is accompanied by a photo, and even more if
> there is a video.  I tried paying for one of the promos to be advertised,
> and attracted almost 3,000 visitors.  The cost was $5.  However, the normal
> visitor number of between 100 and 200 showed up on the next non-advertised
> posting, so I don't believe you actually attract new people in particular
> by shelling out money.
> I believe you can read the page in any language, as mine is in Spanish,
> but I see that some of my U.S. family have a look-in,, so they must be
> using the on-line translator.  I haven't yet asked them about that.  Have a
> look by searching for Canal Street Jazz Band Madrid.  (There seems to be a
> few Canal Street bands around the world.  I know of one in Hamburg &
> another in Japan, but I think we got the name first since we are well into
> our 50th year this year!)
> Jim
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