Re: Thanks for the site
Appreciate the kind words. I always liked Tony Trishka and his band Skyline,
who I saw play in NYC occasionally. Trishka is a virtuoso banjoist, playing Bach
along with bluegrass and wherever else his muse took him. Right up there with
Fleck, who I think is very cool, too.
What can you do to help? I think the best you can do is support good music at
the grass roots wherever you find it, and try to encourage it to endure, as we
wait for the interactive revolution to eventually change the structure of the
business, providing an alternative to the least common denominator of averaged-out
If you really want to get hard-core about it, look for ways to build a less
formatted structure into the music business in some way (probably also from the
grass roots, like with a club in some area that appreciates variety, or a radio
station that is not dependent on advertising revenue, or even get into the
online media business with music).
As for this site, it's extracurricular, and not aiming for a volume audience, but
more to act as a constant, focused source for triggering word of mouth, and food
for thought. If you run into someone who you think would appreciate the message,
just let 'em know where to find it. We don't need lots of money to keep this going,
just a bit of free time, when we can find it.
-- Dan Krimm