Re: newsgroup and other stuff

Mark Turner (
Thu, 7 Mar 1996 11:10:29 -0800 (PST)

Chris Ireland:

> I think it's OK to be 'snobby and elitest'. I'd vote no. I'm not afraid to
> admit that I am a music snob. This is because I think most people really don't
> listen to music at all, and that's OK too. However, it's nice to have a
> congregation of people who really do listen and are interested in it.
The whole issue of "underground" music is problematic to me.
I agree with Chris that it's nice to share a special interest
and be able to talk about it with a group of people on lists
like this. However, shouldn't we all be striving to make the
music more popular? While there will always be lame records
put out by clueless record companies, it seems to me that the
positive aspects of making the music more popular outweigh
the negative ones. Who knows, maybe some day they'll have
an acid jazz show on MTV? (Not likely, I know.)

SwapShop: I have a 2x12" copy of JAZZ HIP JAP for trade.
Looking for something equally rare and/or Japanese. Please
e-mail me privately with offers. Thanks.

 Mark Turner