[JPL] Crisis! What Crisis?

Lazaro Vega wblv.wblu.fm at gmail.com
Sat Aug 12 00:22:45 EDT 2006


Ricky makes a good point: repetition is an ally on radio. The A.M. old
timers used to do exactly what he's talking about which is in large
measure why "The Sidewinder," for instance, took off. People played
the dickens out of it. When records were sent out in the past it was
o.k. to pick the one you really, really liked and ride it like a hobby
horse. Today, not so easy. There's pressure to play everything. It's a
good point whether it's been discussed at panels or not.

By picking what you, like, moreover, and your audience responds, it
helps create a community vibe, which is a good play in this age of
pipe it in.

It isn't just jazz radio that's sliding under the waves, it's quality
music radio in general. The satellites are spinning, said Sun Ra, and
they're trying to beam back to earth our best vibrations, music. Let's
hope the commercial satellite services lead the way back to America's
heart and that they pry open what Steve Lacy called "The Door" and let
the sounds flow in.


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