- Dear list-members
This group is just starting, some of its features are still experimental
(even my flashing html description) so the only thing I can safely say
for the time being is "thank you for coming!" ;)
I thought such a group was really needed, but I suppose I have less
knowledge of the topic than most of the present subscribers, only a
long-time taste for jazz in general and some pre-war greats in particular.
In case anyone would be insterested, I'm an "almost retired" teacher of
French and English who discovered blues and jazz in the 60's (through
Son House and Sidney Bechet, to be precise), I play various things on
guitar - mainly country blues styles - and I try my best on upright
bass in a local combo called Django's Dream...
I hope this group will become an enjoyable and helpful place, and I wish
to mainly rely on everyone's self-discipline. Usual stuff : please stay
on-topic, send a private reply whenever you feel the group is no longer
concerned, think of changing the subject line when
needed, avoid useless quotes and "never-never" attempt to send chain
letters, petitions or virus-alerts to the group. Not imitating anyone here,
these are the basic rules that should apply to all mailing-lists.
I suppose everyone knows that no virus can reach a group as long as attached
files are not permitted. I would suggest to avoid the "convert to html"
feature as well - the only one that moderators cannot alter!
Never hesitate to send me any kind of comment or question concerning
the group, your subscription or help with the web features - even if I stay
in the background, I'll be here.
And to finish with, a group always needs a team of moderators... my first
concern will be to find a reliable person across the Ocean, who might
interfere while my part of the world is asleep!