Subject: Recent Outage

Rob's comments are provocative.... maybe true.   Exchange  on harp-l is
pretty bland.   Posters and lurkers might just want to open up.

Jim R

> From: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx (harp-l-digest)
> Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 13:00:45 -0400
> To: harp-l-digest@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: harp-l-digest V10 #168
> Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 09:44:37 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Robb Bingham <robbingham@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Recent Outage
> Someone asked for ideas for the list?s listlessness, and the ~Recent Outage~.
> Okay I?ll bite.  
> Was there an Outage??? :->
> - ----
> Put it this way: too many rules about how we express
> ~harmonica related subject matter~ , designed by
> well-meaning wannabe
> harmonica players- is eventually going to suck all the
> air out of a room. No spontaneity, no creativity. No
> free exchange of ideas. Not to mention a good debate,
> serious inquiry or an original thought. The list has
> turned into, despite it?s best efforts to the
> contrary, a group of bureaucratic watchdogs- as likely
> to turn you in for an infraction, as they are to buy
> you a beer. 
> Examples: No negative reviews. Nothing un-PC. ~If you
> don?t have something nice to say, don?t say anything
> at all~. Well- - - How many different ways can you say
> that Kim Wilson is great but gets boring after an
> hour? We have a LCD effect going on, where it is
> easier to say that some mediocre hustler is fantastic,
> than it is to discuss techniques for acquiring
> excellence.


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