Here's how I as admin see it.
First of all, playlists and gig information is not spam! This list
has always encouraged posts like this, so until we decide on something
else we shouldn't make too much noise about that.
However, I do understand the irritation as it is still a high volume
list and "uninteresting" posts only makes that situation worse.
Sadly, there are a lot of event posts that don't follow our rule about
writing the town/country first on the subject line. As admin I always
hunt these people down and tell them to follow our rules or to stop
posting. Most of the time this works, and sometimes not (as in the
case with the clueless people at ritualevents or the major league
spammers at sharelibations).
As soon as it is possible only subscribed members will be able to post
to this list. This will solve some of our problem with spam. I don't
yet have a date for when this will be installed.
Now for the real question: should we change our policy on playlists
and event posts? So far I've receieved (and seen on the list) mostly
support for keeping things as they are.
As admin I would appreciate more subscriber feedback. Let me know if
you think someone is posting too much on some off-topic. Generally
I'm very liberal and let most topics pass (what headphones to buy,
cddb functionality, etc...) because this is the way the list always
have been, more or less.
I agree that there has been a change in the last years from talking
about music towards "doing it". This too is fine even if I personally
wish there was more discussion and lengthy reviews.
I was surprised to see Mark post without mentioning Lewis II, the new
album by Lewis Taylor. It is pretty much the same old stuff as always
from this brilliant singer-songwriter. Perhaps there is not the same
exitement for this second album, but the retro sound and quality is
still impressive. Impressive or not, I miss a big song - like Lucky
from the first album - but other than that I have no objections.
Kirsty MacColl, Tropical Brainstorm - just for fun. Light pop, no
relation to aj other than that she was mentioned in the latest Straight
Craig David, Born to do it - easygoing drum&bass with big commercial
success in Europe. I like it.
Sounds from the funky underground - This is a compilation from the
english Chocolate Fireguard label. I was very happy to hear this
compilation (I've always been a big fan of compliations). This one
feels quite fresh and new in style. Somehow the old classic aj
compliations (Future sound of jazz, etc) are not that interesting
anymore... This on the other hand has that "new car" smell that
makes you want to buy it immediately. Big ups to quattro (uptempo
Galliano style) and Kava Kava (funky, and with definite hit potential).
Also some nice drum&bass-influenced beats here. See:
Erik Borälv (mailto:Erik.Boralv@hci.uu.se)
Department of Information Technology / Uppsala University
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