Blues societies = blues nazis???
Sun Nov 21 16:00:42 EST 2004
To me blues societies have been good for the community and in the same way
bad also other word they can be a problem.if the officers are not real
business people . I'm afraid if they are not watched with a careful eye they
can become something like a Mafia and the Musicians that don't play by their
rules will be left out . I see allot of thing's going on here in the blues
society's around me But I have manage to just watch hope they are Screwing
up just because they don't know any better hope it stops before it get out
Blues Societies are supposed to be for the advancement of the blues and it'
blues people That's why they are issued a 501Etc license Non profit thing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Son Lewis" <Sonlewis1@aol.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: Blues societies = blues nazis???
> In a message dated 11/21/2004 12:22:26 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> How do you keep a blues society from turning into Blues Nazis? OK, that's
> loaded question. Are there any suggestions of ways to keep some blues
> members from over stepping on the toes of other blues activities in their
> I think by it's very nature a "society" brings people together that have
> diverse viewpoints on the Blues. If they are willing to "join in" to an
> aggregation of like minded people it means they are somewhat biased toward
> involvement. To me, that means they are likely to bring their diverse
> conflict with other diverse viewpoints. This has happened in virtually
> every Blues society that I have had experience with and it can possibly
> conflict or interpersonal relationships or scheduling of events. I
> think there is any easy answer to your question... If you have
> conflicts on events then the folks involved need to be reminded that 1/2
a crowd is
> less successful than a full crowd... basic economics?
> If you have multiple societies like we do here in the NJ/NY area (United
> Jersey Blues Network, NY Jazz and Blues Foundation and Jersey Shore Jazz
> Blues Foundation) then you have to have a meeting of the "don's" and agree
> you can work in harmony to promote the music in the region to the maximum
> benefit. THIS is not easy due to territorial issues of "turf" and the
> of membership money but UJBN and NYJBF sat down last week and agreed that
> have to work together because we (and the Blues community at large)
> afford the constant competition.
> To classify those in our community whose taste leans more toward
> or classic forms of the music as "nazis" is rather unfair and certainly
> offensive to certain people. I myself tend toward more classic
> the musical form (vs. the "new Blues" of SRV or the North Mississippi
> Allstars, etc.) and if I am strongly vocal about it then how am I
> more rigid) than someone who thinks that Chris Thomas King, Fat Possum
> is the only way to for the music to move forward?
> Son Lewis
> Blues vocalist/guitarist
> _Silk City Recording Artist_ (http://www.sonlewis.com/)
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