Re: [Harp-L] SPAH awards criteria
That said, I do understand and see hte point of being able to see if you
were nominated, but on those grounds alone, not so you can 'use' it. So you
can see you are appreciated.
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Bob Hallway <bobbysalad212@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> Jesus people, this is not about marketing. It is not about "running" for
> the prize and accruing votes and being able to say "I was nominated" so you
> can get a gig. It's about a community who has a love for a certain
> instrument and a love for music, and want to acknowledge someone who really
> has embodied that love in the community. Making this about marketing or
> about prestige is a complete disregard for what it is about. Get over
> yourselves, and just deal with the fact that in the past people who were
> chosen were certainly people who earned it by being good musical human
> beings for the sake of it and not hoping and convincing people they should
> win so they can put it on their resume.
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Venky Ramakrishna <jazzyvenky@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> I second Richard Hunter's suggestion. I think the idea will catch on-
>> something that is still a marketable thing for the nominee even if the
>> nominee is not a recipient of the award. So no harm in publicizing it.
>> On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx
>> > Richard Hunter wrote:
>> > My question has always been: why are the names of nominees not
>> > Instead of us all burning lots of brain cycles on side issues, why not
>> > just answer the question?
>> > ====
>> > And my answer has always been: We'll take up the matter after the
>> > convention, when we have time.
>> > I brought up the idea of publicizing nominees during the awards reform
>> > process in 2010. The board decided not to institute that practice.
>> > I'm wiling to revisit it, but first I want to hear from more than one
>> > person. I want more input, and I want the board and staff involved.
>> > Someone may have valid reasons not to do it, and I welcome them to speak
>> > up - just don't expect a snap decision in your favor just because you've
>> > expressed your opinion.
>> > Winslow
>> > Winslow Yerxa
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