FW: Blues-L 's most interesting characters
Sat Oct 27 23:33:38 EDT 2007
Hey, Ricky, don't you be ruining my reputation here by suggesting we agree on all things! I usually arrive from the left, and you, well, ... let's just say I don't think any less of you because of that aberration, and yours is one of my favorite faces to see at any blues event.
And, when discussing "interesting characters", we do need to pay some respect to chicagoblues1991, aka Zack Slovinsky. You can't deny he provided this list, and me in particular both on and off list, with a never-ending knowledge of and interest in the Blues. He turned me on to tons of artists I never would have paid attention to otherwise. Pain in the ass? absolutely. But was it more good than bad, IMO? absolutely. We'll be hearing his name in blues circles for a long time to come, I hope.
I've met in person or become better acquanted with so many good people as a result of Blues-L, many of whom I count among my friends. I didn't join Blues-L for that, but it's a very sweet byproduct.
I really wish Dick Shurman would rejoin Blues-L. Or Dick, if you're lurking---to me, and I'm sure many others, your particpation would be oh so welcome. Work on him, will you, Brat?
And to Scott Dirks, up your profile here, will ya? Good thing I run into you on occasion to catch up, but still...
Ricky Stevens <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Have to agree with Deb-as usual. Interesting characters? Dick Waterman, Dick Shurman, and Bob Eagle are way up there for their seemingly limitless knowledge. The others listed-Ocky, RE, and RG are 'interesting characters' just as Jeffrey Dahmer and Feliks Dzerzhinsky are 'interesting characters.'Ricky Stevens Arkabutla, Mississippi
> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 21:59:16 -0700> From: email@example.com> Subject: Re: Blues-L 's most interesting characters
> > Well, now, it isn't just the malcontents who have been our most interesting characters. We still have Waterman, after all, and I think he's one of our more interesting characters. > > I agree with you about ocky and the nature of the malcontents. I didn't mind ocky as much as the other two standout malcontents. I found Rick's participation the most painful and Rich's the most distasteful. > > I joined Blues-L in mid-1994 or 1995. I'd known about it before but didn't join until Cary Wolfson suggested it at BB's in Memphis one of those years. It was my first blues list/group and it's still the best IMO.> > Thanks Steve!> >
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