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03/03/03: Organissimo releases debut, Blue Note board blows up

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A significant day!  :D  Every time a March 3 rolls around, I remember that as the "day of infamy" in Blue Note bulletin board history (it was the day they suddenly truncated and severely modified the board), and while doing a search for any previous topics about said board, came across the release date for Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters.  My, how time... does whatever it does.  Glad to see both the group and the O still in good health after all these years.

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It amuses me to recall all of the stragglers checking in on this board and announcing their presence !

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I remember being one of those stragglers!

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same here. I was "cherryco" on the BNBB. Can't remember who I am these days.

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It's great that so many of us are still here - and even greater that Jim has kept this board going for thirteen years. It can't have been easy. So thank you, Jim.

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It's been a great place to interact about jazz, better than the Blue Note Board ever was.   

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...and not just jazz...the number of members here who know a lot of things about a lot of different musics...I feel free (enough) to throw things up here that I'd not in any other environment because i know that there will be that common bond of "jazz" in the responses, that even if I'm getting it "wrong" there will be an understanding of why I might be so doing. Rightly or not, that feeling of freedom to inquire and share and grow means a lot to me personally.

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Wow. 13 years. Crazy to think I've known many of you now -- albeit some only virtually -- for almost two decades.

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I joined here back then too, wow

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Yup, it's been a great run so far.  But if I can hit a cautionary note: what if all the info on this board were to disappear?  It's too bad it can't all be archived in some fashion.

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1 hour ago, mjzee said:

But if I can hit a cautionary note: what if all the info on this board were to disappear? 

Why we can have fun reciting all our preferences and prejudices all over again. 

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2 hours ago, mjzee said:

It's too bad it can't all be archived in some fashion.

It's archived every night on a multi-international company's robust server system.

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Same reaction - wow - 13 years.  Motherhood, apple pie, hot dogs and "that board you are always looking at" :P

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5 hours ago, Jim Alfredson said:

It's archived every night on a multi-international company's robust server system.

But if you lose interest in running the board (much as Blue Note did back in the day)...?

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Then perhaps it will be much the same as Eric Dolphy's statement: "When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air. You can never capture it again." Nothing lasts forever.

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1 hour ago, paul secor said:

Then perhaps it will be much the same as Eric Dolphy's statement: "When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air. You can never capture it again." Nothing lasts forever.

Yeah, but surely my house is OK ... or my bank account ... or my wife ...  (well, at the very least,  my Charlie Parker collection is safe, isn't it ... isn't it?).  :( Q.

 

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24 minutes ago, Quasimado said:

Yeah, but surely my house is OK ... or my bank account ... or my wife ...  (well, at the very least,  my Charlie Parker collection is safe, isn't it ... isn't it?).  :( Q.

 

:D

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14 hours ago, JSngry said:

...and not just jazz...the number of members here who know a lot of things about a lot of different musics...I feel free (enough) to throw things up here that I'd not in any other environment because i know that there will be that common bond of "jazz" in the responses, that even if I'm getting it "wrong" there will be an understanding of why I might be so doing. Rightly or not, that feeling of freedom to inquire and share and grow means a lot to me personally.

I completely agree with you Jim. There's an amazing number of incredibly knowledgeable people here -- but the overall vibe is very open and inquisitive and chilled. You don't find that sort of combination often, especially on the intranet.

I'm not a BNB vet like many of you. Relatively speaking, I'm still a newbie here at organissimo. But I'm glad to be a part of it. :) 

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It would be interesting to read a webarchive of that old Blue Note bulletin board. Any pointers?

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Hang out, listen to tunes...it's good. 

 

:party:

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Celebrating 17 years of Organissimoicity today!

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Bobby Jones says to say "hi!"

 

 

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The BNBB seems SO long ago! It was great for most of its life, but collapsed under an avalanche of infighting and endless bitching about Nora Jones.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, the good old days ... ;)

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