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June 07, 2009


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Mel Narunsky

"A greater onus will be placed on websites to preserve jazz history and make jazz exciting and available to this and future generations here and abroad."

Websites are notorious for disappearing after a time, so how will that preserve any history for the future? Certainly, magazines go out of print or fold completely but usually old copies float around for years - and it's easy to digitize them.

Jack Reilly

Dear Mark,

I posted a comment on Rifftides last week with regard to the demise of the Jazz Times and suggested a fund raiser to help keep it afloat. I was showing my false EGO (Look at me, folks!! Gee ain't I generous?) but I really didn't mean it. I used to call the Jazz Times the Jive Times. I forgave myself for this egoism and just wanted to say so here on JAZZ WAX.

I have chosen my own path my whole life, never bowing to the what the "crowd" wants. Sometimes that's very painful but I CAN SLEEP WELL EVERY NIGHT.

You have the right attitude Mark. Content and honesty is what counts. The Form is secondary,incidental.

Thanks for your blogsite. It's a breath of fresh air..The Jazz community needs you. Stay afloat.


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