[JPL] Report from the trenches - London Calling - The Great CD debate

JazzCorner at aol.com JazzCorner at aol.com
Wed Feb 27 03:26:42 EST 2008

Hi All

Peter Ind - http://wavejazz.com is celebrating his 80 birthday in July 2008.  
He and his partner Sue have invited me to come to London for a week!  I leave 
Friday and return March 10th!  Can you believe how kind this is.  I'm very 
excited and everything is falling into place (except the worth of the dollar).

If there anyone you think I should meet or see in London, please let me know.

I already have plans to see JazzServices, UK, promoter of the London Jazz 
Festival as well as a few others.  I definitely would like to meet up with 
someone from BBC jazz radio... I used be the NY Jazz correspondent for BBC3, but 
lost all my connections that were there.

I will have my blackberry, so you can email me.  I also have a local # where 
incoming calls are free



Michael will take care of all technical issues.  We have moved about 2 dozen 
sites over to the new server without incident, but he's going to wait till I 
come back to move the rest, since many have customization like self updaters or 
full management systems or databases.  

Sam - our oh so brilliant programmer will be taking care of all updates.  
He'll be logging into this account ONLY  to grab your updates.  So please don't 
send email to any other address!!! 

In the meantime, all the updates you've sent in the last few days will be 
done tomorrow night by an asst I'm working with just a few hours a night, till I 
return and can look for the proper asst. He's great, just has a full time job.

If you know anyone (ideally a student) They must know html and some flash and 
must work on PC in the office for most of the time...about 15-20 hours week.  
Please have them contact me at this email address.

Some of you have gotten back to me and want to sell them for more, and some 
want to sell them for less.  So I've decided whatever you feel your fan base 
can bear is the price you should sell it for.  However, I can't sell CDs for 
less than $16 plus s&h (domestic).  As I mentioned in my last email, I have to 
consider all of you vendors and cut you checks (every month) after your 
maintenance is paid.  Please realize, we are rebuilding JazzCares which is far more 
expensive than any single site, I am charged by cc company for each order, I 
need to send out the confirmation to you and the buyer and I have do all the 
bookkeeping.  It's not like I can even hire someone to do the bookkeeping, because 
like your sites everything is customized (coupled with a $1 to the Jazz 
Foundation of America).  

I would ask that you autograph the CD if you decide to charge more. 

For those of you who have CDs upon CDs sitting in boxes - Mark Kleinhaut did 
a very smart promotion.  He offered to his mailing list, if you buy one cd - 
you get one for free.  He moved some product with this promotion!  We can 
announce this for you in our next newsletter if you want to do this.... but we 
can't put it in the shopping cart (I don't think)  

CHECKS and make sure I have your CDs for 30 second samples.  AFTER I COME BACK 

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Any questions or concerns, please email me before Friday.  

Have a wonderful week.  Don't forget about Dennis Irwin benefit at JALC on 
March 10 and don't forget the George Cables Healing Fund at 

Peace and light

Ideas to please picky eaters. Watch video on AOL Living.

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