[JPL] cleaning up the list...redux

r durfee rdurfee2003 at yahoo.com
Wed May 6 21:10:12 EDT 2009

Now that I have waded through the entire thread, thanks to all who expressed appreciation of the NYTimes pieces, and "you're welcome!" I'll continue when I get out from under final papers. thanks...roy

--- On Mon, 5/4/09, Lloyd Townsend, Jr. <jazz at imaginaryrecords.com> wrote:

From: Lloyd Townsend, Jr. <jazz at imaginaryrecords.com>
Subject: Re: [JPL] cleaning up the list
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 7:18 PM


I, for one, appreciate the links to the NYTimes articles.  While I get the NYTimes daily email, I'd miss 80% of these music articles if you didn't dig them out and post them.  They're easy enough to delete if you're not interested.

(For those who complain because they get tons of email daily -- I'm one of them, too; usually 200+ from various listservs, business, and personal.  The delete key is my friend!)

Daily playlists for shows that run 5-7 days a week for one or two hours could be summarized weekly, but I don't really have a problem with them as is because it takes only a couple of seconds to review them and confirm that no one's played one of my catalog releases yet again -- because it's great to see them when something *does* get a spin.

My take on playlists is this:  too many of them are difficult to scan quickly!  99.9% of us look for the artist first, then check the rest of the detail.  Putting the track title, the exact broadcast time, every PSA run in the program (along with gobs of other broadcast detail), or even the track's author or publisher (!) first really increases the time it takes to process the playlist -- so most of those get the delete key immediately.  It takes too long to read them!  I'm really happy that I don't have to go through them all to produce a weekly or monthly airplay chart, and really appreciate the work done by those who DO produce the charts.

Just the opinion of one of the tiniest cogs in the music machine....

Lloyd Townsend
Prop., Imaginary Records

On May 4, 2009, at 5:13 PM, r durfee wrote:

> Actually, I post "multiple new york times articles" because I have gotten many thank yous offlist for them, but will gladly desist. It's been fun. thanks...roy
>> friendly suggestion/does anyone else agree?
>> radio folks who post daily playlists: post them together 1/wk
>> folks who post multiple new york times articles (see above)

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