Re: [Harp-L] talk here, not there

why because this list is moderated so harmonica MUST be the subject matter... nothing wrong with that. Also, you can't post you tube clips, music clips or pic for discussion and 99% of what I posted are non harmonica related.  

Harp-l is a list. is a community there is a huge difference and each compliments the other. Nothing is censored on my board and members are encouraged to be themselves. I'm not allowed to do or say certain things on harp-l and I know that I am not the only one.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jonathan Ross [mailto:jross38@xxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 02:51 PM
>To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [Harp-L] talk here, not there
>Chris M. writes:
>"I started a thread on the buddhas garden forum that shows a  
>collection of things that have greatly influenced me and my harmonica  
>Why not have the discussion here?  I don't want to join any other  
>lists, fora or the like, so am not about to join another list to have  
>a discussion which can take place here just as easily.  Indeed, a  
>discussion which was started here and has been going on decently for  
>As for harmonica players who inspire me, lately it's Donald Black.  I  
>got two CDs of his recently and he is just a fantastic player by any  
>measure.  He seems very much like Chet Atkins in that while he has  
>all the technique in the world (and uses whatever is needed at the  
>moment), he doesn't seem to care about the technique when he plays-- 
>he may be doing something incredibly hard, but he does it not because  
>it's hard but because it's right musically.  That's not always the  
>case with the most technically proficient musicians.  There's a great  
>video on YouTube of Atkins playing on "Hee Haw" or the like where the  
>crowd goes wild after he does a fairly simple but showy sounding  
>lick--he just smiles a half smile while going on to the next part of  
>the song which is much harder to play.  Of course, he plays that part  
>perfectly.  I can imagine Donald Black doing much the same when he  
>plays (of course, you couldn't see the smile because of the  
>harmonica)--a similar mindset where love of the song is what matters  
>As for music in general, I've been expanding my knowledge of  
>Stravinsky lately with "The Soldier's Tale" and his three  
>symphonies.  It's easy to forget how innovative Stravinsky was at the  
>time, but these help fill out the picture.
>  ()()    JR "Bulldogge" Ross
>()  ()   & Snuffy, too:)
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