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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Music in Amherst!

Did you know that Amherst has been/is the home to such musical giants as, Yusef Lateef, Max Roach, Avery Sharpe, Taj Mahal (well, he is from Springfieldd, MA which is close by!)... Let me know who I'm missing from the list (I know it is much longer), and I'll post their info.

See what I mean? (I am referring to the "What the people want: Live MUSIC" post that you can find below) We have music here -- innovative music rooted deep in centuries of tradition and culture that spans the globe -- and we have to figure out a way to provide a physical space for it right here in Amherst! It is going to be a little bit of work but well worth it! So who is going to organize that new committee and tell us (via "comments") when/where you are going to have your first meeting? Don't be shy!


  • At 2:52 AM , Blogger WS3 said...

    Maybe a way to get more people like this to Amherst would be to combine educational projects which employ topics that are relavent to the cultural or philosophical framework of a given artist. Of course, it's a challenge to get "academics" to open up to the "arts", but if there might be a way for the nerdy scholars to get their rocks off by getting a PR or editorial gig on an "obscure" or non-mainstream artist, they might be down for the thrill, and thus the department might support it.


  • At 1:49 AM , Blogger filhodanoite said...

    Transdisciplinary Arts Organization! The TAO of educational programming jumps into nerd-world and demands their participation! Brilliant ws3.

  • At 9:28 PM , Blogger WS3 said...

    Thanks. Very witty response. Self-flattery is quite fun isn't it?

  • At 9:46 PM , Blogger filhodanoite said...

    Actually, you are the witty one with the good idea, Mr. ws3. I was merely summarizing and supporting what you wrote. The TAO does not approve of self-flattery: when we write our guidebook, that will be in the first paragraph.

  • At 1:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "Bittersweet" (Max Roach) is an amazing album. Thanks for linking to it!


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