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  • andyharris1us
    Good. Let it drop here.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 2, 2007
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      Good. Let it drop here.

      --- In bbshop@yahoogroups.com, Joe De Felice <showglowjoe@...> wrote:
      >
      > Here's the response I got from Mr. Boudette of WSJ.
      > Joe De Felice
      >
      >
      > >Subject: Re: Thanks... I think
      > >Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 10:21:54 -0400
      > >X-MS-Has-Attach:
      > >X-MS-TNEF-Correlator:
      > >Thread-Topic: Thanks... I think
      > >
      > >From: "Boudette, Neal" <Neal.Boudette@...>
      > >To: <showglowjoe@...>
      > >X-OriginalArrivalTime: 02 Jul 2007 14:21:54.0820 (UTC)
      > >FILETIME=[574DCC40:01C7BCB4]
      > >
      > >Joe,
      > >
      > >Thanks for the note. I got the idea in February when I visited my
      > >father, a lofe-long barbershoper and now retired in Florida, and
      > >saw his quartet perform. I figured there must be some interesting
      > >story in barbershop and ran across Tom Neal.
      > >
      > >I know there are proponents of the modern style. I called and
      > >emailed Jim Henry but got no response.
      > >
      > >I any case, I think the story is balance. It doesnt take sides in
      > >the difference of opinion. I'm sure the story will drum up
      > >additional interest in Denver.
      > >
      > >Regards,
      > >
      > >Neal Boudette
      > >--------------------------
      > >Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld
      > >
      > >
      > >----- Original Message -----
      > >From: Joe De Felice <showglowjoe@...>
      > >To: Boudette, Neal
      > >Cc: Watson, Ed <ewatson@...>
      > >Sent: Mon Jul 02 10:55:48 2007
      > >Subject: Thanks... I think
      > >
      > >Thank you for the Barbershop article on today's page one; it is great
      > >publicity for one of America's original art forms. As with all such
      > >participatory endeavors (hobbies) Barbershop Harmony Singing has been
      > >experiencing loss of membership (see also bowling and other
      > >membership oriented hobbies). Your article may certainly contribute
      > >to renewed interest.
      > >
      > >I dont know how/where this article originated, but I think it's
      > >patently unfair to write only from one side of the story. And, I do
      > >not believe it is young vs old story...... David Wright and Jim
      > >Henry, two of our very popular and current Arrangers are proponents
      > >and experts at evolving music and retention of Barbershop Harmony
      > >style. Both are Phd's and have written extensively on the History
      > >and evolution of this unique hobby. You would do well to follow up
      > >with either or both.
      > >
      > >Tom Neal and a very small group of "Pioneers" are very vocal about
      > >"their" form of Barbershop Singing, which many of us feel would set
      > >us back many years in Musical development, and the essence of our
      > >style. We revere our past heroes, but the singing of 40, 50 or even
      > >60 years ago does not even compare to what we (old and young) are
      > >doing today after much improvement in music education for members.
      > >
      > >May I suggest that you avail yourself of the contests (singing) going
      > >on in Denver, either by going there or via the excellent WEBCAST
      > >which will carry ALL the activities, Quartets, Choruses, Collegiate
      > >AS WELL AS the Champions show. It will be a great follow up for you.
      > >
      > >Once again, Thank You for you article.
      > >
      > >Joe De Felice (72 and loving what is being done TODAY as well as what
      > >came before.... it's all Barbershop Harmony)
      >
    • Joe De Felice
      Here s the response I got from Mr. Boudette of WSJ. Joe De Felice
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 2, 2007
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        Here's the response I got from Mr. Boudette of WSJ.
        Joe De Felice


        >Subject: Re: Thanks... I think
        >Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 10:21:54 -0400
        >X-MS-Has-Attach:
        >X-MS-TNEF-Correlator:
        >Thread-Topic: Thanks... I think
        >
        >From: "Boudette, Neal" <Neal.Boudette@...>
        >To: <showglowjoe@...>
        >X-OriginalArrivalTime: 02 Jul 2007 14:21:54.0820 (UTC)
        >FILETIME=[574DCC40:01C7BCB4]
        >
        >Joe,
        >
        >Thanks for the note. I got the idea in February when I visited my
        >father, a lofe-long barbershoper and now retired in Florida, and
        >saw his quartet perform. I figured there must be some interesting
        >story in barbershop and ran across Tom Neal.
        >
        >I know there are proponents of the modern style. I called and
        >emailed Jim Henry but got no response.
        >
        >I any case, I think the story is balance. It doesnt take sides in
        >the difference of opinion. I'm sure the story will drum up
        >additional interest in Denver.
        >
        >Regards,
        >
        >Neal Boudette
        >--------------------------
        >Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld
        >
        >
        >----- Original Message -----
        >From: Joe De Felice <showglowjoe@...>
        >To: Boudette, Neal
        >Cc: Watson, Ed <ewatson@...>
        >Sent: Mon Jul 02 10:55:48 2007
        >Subject: Thanks... I think
        >
        >Thank you for the Barbershop article on today's page one; it is great
        >publicity for one of America's original art forms. As with all such
        >participatory endeavors (hobbies) Barbershop Harmony Singing has been
        >experiencing loss of membership (see also bowling and other
        >membership oriented hobbies). Your article may certainly contribute
        >to renewed interest.
        >
        >I dont know how/where this article originated, but I think it's
        >patently unfair to write only from one side of the story. And, I do
        >not believe it is young vs old story...... David Wright and Jim
        >Henry, two of our very popular and current Arrangers are proponents
        >and experts at evolving music and retention of Barbershop Harmony
        >style. Both are Phd's and have written extensively on the History
        >and evolution of this unique hobby. You would do well to follow up
        >with either or both.
        >
        >Tom Neal and a very small group of "Pioneers" are very vocal about
        >"their" form of Barbershop Singing, which many of us feel would set
        >us back many years in Musical development, and the essence of our
        >style. We revere our past heroes, but the singing of 40, 50 or even
        >60 years ago does not even compare to what we (old and young) are
        >doing today after much improvement in music education for members.
        >
        >May I suggest that you avail yourself of the contests (singing) going
        >on in Denver, either by going there or via the excellent WEBCAST
        >which will carry ALL the activities, Quartets, Choruses, Collegiate
        >AS WELL AS the Champions show. It will be a great follow up for you.
        >
        >Once again, Thank You for you article.
        >
        >Joe De Felice (72 and loving what is being done TODAY as well as what
        >came before.... it's all Barbershop Harmony)
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