Must be the Summer heat
Thu Jul 17 12:29:01 EDT 1997
Ivan T. wrote:
>As a CUSTOMER of the blues--I believe that I have my rights.
Since it is a bona fide art form, I consider myself to be a PATRON of the blues.
I'll let the below go without comment because I sincerely want to believe
that it is sarcasm and not some sort of sterilized fantasy.
A club designed to accomodate everybody and yet
>nobody gets in anybody else's hair. This place should be large enough to
>hold 250 patrons. The listening area should be divided by a floor to ceiling
>wall with totally separate ventilation systems. Smokers on one side,
>nonsmokers on the other. Booze on both sides handled from a hidden bar. No
>emphasis on alcohol anywere(no ad's, neon lights et al). Shows at 8 and 10
>with 90 minute sets. Sunday afternoon performances. $5 at the door,
>regardless of who's playing--Jam's on up. Family nights apart of the regular
>schedule. Close at midnight, a good sound system with Ironman Mike's sound
>level criteria. Club located in a safe location. Music menu varied to
>include all types of music with the emphasis on education along with
>entertainment. On "Family" nights, bring the young 'uns. Expose them early
>and then they will know the difference between muxic and noise(rap, seattle
>sludge). Tobacco companies have worked this angle to the max--hook while
>they are young. Friendly wait staff and visible management. Excellent
>quarters for the artists and easy access for equipment movements.
> A place like this is the only chance for live blues to thrive. The
>young people is where its at and somehow, we need to get our message to these
>people. Taking it to the schools is important but someplace where they can
>go with a parent is even better.
> Gotta go--KC Blues and Jazz Fest is this weekend, the hottest weekend of
>the year(music and temperature).
>The blues is my daily bread
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