NBC: Re: : Blue Stew bids
Wed Jan 1 02:27:23 EST 2003
I don't remember Blue Stew being that bad of a member. And I don't recall
the list being so moderated either PW. Calm down... don't get mad cause you
can't laugh at his jokes, what's wrong with someone having a good time here?
I didn't know the list was for anything else, but blues fans to get together
and converse. Did we take on some new "moderation rule" lately? Stew did all
that and brought a little fun to it too. Though I get aggregated at some of
the NBC stuff....
Funny that you even replayed to a NBC thread anyway, lighten up!
PS: I do agree w/ PW here about Stews decision, this seams to be his choice
and it appears he is already gone!
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----- Original Message -----
From: "P.W. Fenton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 5:08 PM
Subject: NBC: Re: : Blue Stew bids
> At 02:33 PM 12/31/2002 -0800, Sal Stevens wrote...
> > I am afraid heavy-handed enforcement of the new AUP will greatly
> > limit
> >discussion toward a true understanding of the blues.
> Boy am I getting so tired of this harangue. WHAT heavy handed enforcement
> are you actually aware of? Any? Do you know wether or not ANYONE has
> suspended or barred from this list since we've moved? I don't believe you
> do. Yet you are repeatedly bitching about it.
> No one has EVER been asked to stop talking about how slavery, or civil
> rights, or poverty, or politics relates to the Blues. ALL they were ever
> asked to do was RELATE IT TO THE BLUES. You are making an issue out of
> something that never was one. We are here to talk about the music. That
> is what the list was created for. If you want to talk about how poverty,
> racial bias, money and power, had a hand in creating this art form, NO
> including the listowners, will raise a finger to stop you. Likewise, no
> one would try to stop Blue Stew. That ain't the issue here. The issue
> here is that Blue Stew and perhaps others, feel they should be free to
> about anything they want to. They rationalize how their non-Blues posts
> relate to the Blues, and they rationalize that it's good to have a laugh
> now and then, and they rationalize how the listowners are being heavy
> handed, and stifling free expression, and on, and on, and on. But the
> bottom line is that they simply don't want to have to conform to anything
> but their OWN DESIRES. There are folks who are here totally for the
> experience. Friends to chat with, joke with, argue with, and share any
> thought with. Those are ALL FINE THINGS TO DO. However, Blues-L was
> created with a much more specific intent. Socializing with friends can be
> done anywhere, and any time. Discussing Blues can't. There are far too
> few of us. In my life away from this list, it's not an easy thing to bump
> into someone that's even heard of "T Model Ford", or "Henry Qualls", or
> "Precious Bryant", or "John Hurt". That's why we gathered here. Not to
> swap jokes, or talk about recipes, or cats, or beef about the Iraq
> invasion. Those are things we can do anywhere. Here is one of the few
> places we have to talk about the damn Blues.
> P.W. Fenton
> New Port Richey, FL
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