Re: Fingers!

Joe Spaeth (
Tue, 12 Sep 1995 08:51:22 -0700

>No one's really pissed me off on this list to the point of having to write
>something, but after opening my mailbox to 10+ posts from 'Fingers', most of
>which were irrelevant and misinformed, it's time to arm the flame thrower!

While I certainly agree that "Fingers" has made way too many posts for one
day, or even one month, and that his posts have become increasingly
offensive and defensive, I think I do understand one thing he said and feel
that he has a point--read on:

>Which brings me to my next point. I am one of the 'large number of
>artists' that
>you insulted by your talk of formula and musicianship....

What fingers seems to see in AJ as being a simple formula is the fact that
much of the music recommended on this list does use a simple 1, 2, or 3
chord progression that repeats itself from the beginning to the end of a
song without ever changing...traditional jazz mixxes it up more by adding
interludes and having longer chord what! No need for
anyone to be INSULTED!

If that is insulting to an acid jazzer, then go back to traditional jazz or
use more chords in your music! Or better yet , KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE
DOING, but don't worry about some guy (fingers) who is new to the list
anyway. I just don't see what the big deal is!

>course, electronic music hasn't only made this possible, as thousands of years
>of Eastern music is an example).
>Even with their non-linear compositions and refusal of a "2+2=4" attitude to

Fingers, keep listening...maybe you'll hear more than just the chord
progressions next time!

P.S. I'm not trying to piss anyone off. Just trying to restore the PEACE
here at AJ