RIFFING ON THE TRADITION: Evan's Column for NOLAvie.com

 

 

The Bucket's Got a Hole In It, Part II (#54-January, 2013)
Can "Digital Tip Jar" be a game changer? Sign up, and let's find out.

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The Bucket's Got a Hole In It, Part I (#53-January, 2013)
Introducing a free service for musicians called "Digital Tip Jar." .

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Blues In the Air (#52-January, 2013)
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Superbowl & Mardi Gras, Expensive and Atrocious (#51-January, 2013)
My parody of a song from "Mary Poppins."

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This Could Be the Start of Something (#50-December, 2012)
A 2012 Wrap-up.

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You Must Believe In Spring (#49-December, 2012)
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Do You Hear What I Hear? (#48-December, 2012)
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Festival de la Clarinette (#47-November, 2012)
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Thanks a Million (#46-November, 2012)
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Announcing the Music & Culture Coalition of New Orleans (#45-November, 2012)
The cultural community's movement decides on a name.

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I've Heard That Song Before (#44-October, 2012)
Self-representation is the answer, not turning our efforts over to aspiring "linchpins."

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A Model From Dublin's Street Musicians (#43-October, 2012)
Dublin's buskers made their own code.

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Strike Up the Band (#42-October, 2012)
Can enforcement of music permitting work in our favor?

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Walk Like an Egyptian (#41-September, 2012)
Can international political protest
s provide a model for our cultural under attack? The birth of NewOrleansNoise.com
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What's Your Story, Morning Glory? (#40-September, 2012)
Culture or Commodity? What does a "real" dialogue about cultural economy look like?

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Believe It, Beloved (#39-August, 2012)
Time for the cultural community to demand a seat at the table.

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Music Is the Mission (#38-August, 2012)
A lesson from pianist, Matt Lemmler about staying focused in the face of adversity.

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Does Mayor Landrieu Hate Live Music? (#37-August, 2012)
What does the recent crackdown on music venues really mean?

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State of the Music Revisited (#36-July, 2012)
Time to reassess following the 2011 report from Sweet Home New Orleans about our music scene.

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Clarinet Road Summer Report (#35-July, 2012)
A call for cultural diplomacy to all New Orleans musical ambassadors.

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Caravan: A Riff From the Horn of Africa (#34-July, 2012)
This adventure was possibly the first time that New Orleans music
has been performed in Somali-land.
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Festival Junction (#33-June, 2012)
Chatting with George Wein about his Newport Jazz Festival

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The Gypsy In My Soul (#32-June, 2012)
A visit to the Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois-sur-Seine, France

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The Times They Are a Changin' (#31-June, 2012)
Plain and simple: The impending loss of daily news service in New Orleans is an embarrassment.
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Thank You Mr. Warren Buffett... (#30-May, 2012)
...For "following the Times-Picayune situation with interest."
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Open Letter to Mr. Warren Buffett About Our Daily Print News Service (#29-May, 2012)
Adding my voice to the call to maintain daily print news service in New Orleans with an appeal to Warren Buffet.
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Summertime: Don't Let the Heat Stop You (#28-May, 2012)
Summer's a good time to start talking about what we want, and what we expect from the community we serve.
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Pick Yourself Up: Looking Forward From the Fest (#27-May, 2012)
Let's keep the ball rolling and start calling the shots about our music community’s future.
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New Orleans Joys (Part 2): Jazz Fest 2012, Wknd 2 (#26-April, 2012)
Our friends with "UX For Good." are curious about how fans engage our music scene. We should be too.
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New Orleans Joys (Part 1): Jazz Fest 2012, Wknd 1 (#25-April, 2012)
Fest-season news, from bicycle parking for musicians to relevant programs and events to know about.
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The Quiet Before the Storm (#24-April, 2012)
Part of preparation for Jazz Fest should include assessing our French Quarter Festival experience.
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Let's Go Get 'em (#23-March, 2012)
The clarion call for musicians to make the most out of their Festival Season gigs, starting with French Quarter Fest.

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April Is Jazz Appreciation Month (#22-April, 2012)
How does New Orleans celebrate JAM?
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Now's the Time (#21-March, 2012)
In advance of the festival season, let's stay mindful of the essence of New Orleans music.
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Runnin' Wild (#20-March, 2012)
My third article about leadership announces the 3rd year that a team of musicians runs in
the Crescent City Classic to show what a healthy cultural community looks like.
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You Don't Learn That In School (#19-March, 2012)
The second article about leadership examines a local model for training teaching artists: Artist Corps New Orleans.
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Giant Steps (#18-March, 2012)
The first in a series about leadership in the music community profiles drummer, Gerald French.
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Music! Music! Music! (#17-February, 2012)
Reflections of a happenstance visit to the fantastic Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ.
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A Beautiful Friendship (#16-February, 2012)
Please welcome Sarah Gromko, who moved to New Orleans to help musicians with online marketing strategies.
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High Hopes (#15-January, 2012)
Meet Mark Fowler, manager of
one of the music community's best resources, the Tipitina's Music Co-op.
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Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Part 2) (#14-January, 2012)
Step two for visualizing change? Fortify your resolve with clarity of vision and old-fashioned optimism.
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Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Part 1) (#13 January, 2012)
Step one for visualizing change in our industry? Take the money off the table.
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New Year's Wishes for NOLA Musicians (#12-December, 2011)
In the face of desperate responses to the economy, the time for us to be resolute is now.
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Home for the Holidays (#11-December, 2011)
Holiday gift ideas for discerning NOLAphiles.
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There'll Be Some Changes Made (Part 2) (#10-December, 2011)
Why does our city's leadership think Austin's music industry is better than ours?
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There'll Be Some Changes Made (Part 1) (#9-December, 2011)
Is our music scene stagnating? How shall we make our next move really count?

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (#8-December, 2011)
What happens when music in New Orleans becomes symbolic more than real?
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Amazing Grace (#7-November, 2011)
Thanks-having reflections and why I'm thankful to be in New Orleans.
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Love for Sale (#6-November, 2011)
Cultural share-cropping in the digital age.

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (#5-November, 2011)
Why the game-changers want us to embrace the fan-driven business model.
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Beyond the Blue Horizon (Part 2) (#4-October, 2011)
Raising the perceived value of our music.

Beyond the Blue Horizon (Part 1) (#3-October, 2011)
New Orleans music and the legacy of missed opportunities.

The State of the Music (Part 2) (#2-October, 2011)
One of the biggest challenges for the New Orleans music community.

The State of the Music (Part 1) (#1-October, 2011)
An historical perspective on some disconcerting statistics about our music industry.

 


 

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