RE: [thewire] Anthony Braxton 60th Birthday Collection
>I hope I'm not sounding pushy - draw discreetly attention to the PayPalSure, I don't take that as sounding pushy- that was a part of my intention.
About 15 years ago I actually called the man on his birthday to extend my
gratitude and well-wishing
>Well Mr. Robair & co. have an intimate working relationship with the master
>For the time being, I know of one Braxton tribute concert Gino Robair is
>prominently involved in >organizing it.
& have a history of interpreting his works. All I have to offer at this
point is my enthusiasm & gratitude.
I'll keep you posted as others choose to get involved
michael thomas jackson
- Maybe it's just me but the words "Pay Pal" make me
I wanted the Fridge cd that Temporary Residence put
out a couple of years ago so much that I actually went
to the trouble of setting up an acount -- that I've
never used again -- but it was pretty much a blow to
my psyche from which I've never recovered.
Who are "Pay Pal" and what exactly are they doing with
our money? Feeding the hungry? Doubtful....
Anyway, I listened to several of those Arista albums
in the early '80s -- purchased as cutouts for $1/disc
-- when I was way to young to appreciate them. Where
are they now? Sold to a used record store.... Long,
sad story deleted....
I don't know if I can put together a show for June 4th
but I'll definitely play my guitar on that day in
honor of Mr. Braxton.
--- michael jackson <emptyj4@...> wrote:
> Maybe a nice contribution would be concurrentYahoo! Mail
> concerts in multiple cities,
> not necessarily of HIS
> music. but reflecting his influence on a musician's
> thinking & performing ?
> What thinkest thee ?
> >On June 4th
> >Braxton will be turning 60. 2005 is his 39th year
> in Creative Musics and
> >38 years have passed since his recording debut on
> (Muhal) Richard
> >Abrams' "Levels And Degrees of Light". One outcome
> of Braxton's
> >never-wavering dedication over these four decades
> is a qualitively
> >astounding discography of nearly 250 albums.
> >Braxton's birthday provides a great opportunity for
> us to show our
> >appreciation - not only of his music but for him as
> an artist who held
> >out through rough times (like the first half of the
> 80s or the period
> >after his expensive opera project "Trillium R",
> >Mr. Braxton has been quite generous about his fans'
> sharing of OOP
> >records (for example the scandalously unavailable
> Arista albums!) and
> >even encourages it. So if you partook in
> trading/downloading this
> >material or live bootlegs or if you simply want to
> make a birthday
> >present you can do this now through the "Anthony
> Braxton 60th Birthday
> >The procedure: Click
> >Both links lead to the following PayPal page
> >and are provided for better usability.
> >The "AB60thBC" utilizes a PayPal business account.
> Therefore donors
> >don't need to be PayPal members and can send their
> contributions also
> >with their credit cards. Only 1.5% PP transaction
> fees will be deducted
> >from each donation - the rest will be taken over by
> >*Mr. Braxton will get 98.5% of the total sum of the
> >Once the campaign has ended (June 30th), the money
> will be sent to
> >Braxton via check. Proof that he got it will be
> provided with scans of
> >the transaction stub and/or a message from Mr.
> >Braxton himself doesn't know about this initiative
> >Please forward this mail (or only the link to the
> PP account page) to
> >any person that might be interested in contributing
> to the campaign.
> >Thanks in advance for any donation!
> >Greg Blake - manager of the "AB 60th birthday" PP
> >Franz Fuchs - moderator of the Braxton mailing list
> >Some links:
> >- Anthony Braxton And The Tri-Centric Foundation
> > (+ Braxton House label)
> >- Jason Guthartz's Braxton discography
> >- The Restructures link library with articles on &
> > with Braxton
> >- Yahoo mailing list (founded in 1999)
> >- Braxton audio lecture 1985 (nearly two hours!) at
> > Other Minds/Internet Archive
> >- Interview with Downbeat's John Corbett (1994)
> >- Interview with Fred Jung (2001)
> >- The monumental "Third Milleniall Interview"
> > (60 000 words!) with Mike Heffley
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