Re: The Rift (was: Conventions)
- Subject: Re: The Rift (was: Conventions)
- From: the Leones <leone@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 12:14:14 -0500
MR. Wilson wrote;
>While I was unable to attend the Dallas convention, I have received
>many comments regarding the pros and cons of the various attributes.
>Indeed there has been an increasing amount of attention being paid
>to "diatonic vs chromatic" camps, but the most negative comments I
>have heard did not relate so much to the differences as to the
>apparent need of the diatonic (blues) artists to test the volume
>levels of the sound system to their extreme. This drove many
>chromatic interests out of the room, rather than the dislike of
>"diatonic harmonicas". And I will point out that Dallas does not
>have the corner in this area of complaints. It happens every year in
>recent memory, but seems to be progressively more consistent.
>Is this because most of the chromatic lovers are from the "old
>camp", getting on in age, thus not understanding the need for
>hearing-loss decibels? I don't think so, but rather some attention
>needs be given to the volume levels for everyone's comfort.
>Please consider this as one of the many factors for future conventions.
Brilliant, absolutely Brilliant. While the size of the room at
Dallas was large enough to "absorb" this abuse, I can remember one
convention of note where Paul DeLay was playing. I desperately wanted
to hear this astonishing player but due to the million Roentgen sound
level, I was driven to listen from the "Hallway" so as not to suffer
a skull melt-down. smokey-j
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