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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001146.txt from 2000/04

From: "mark weinstein" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Commercialism
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 16:59:15 -0400

BUT ... where is the BALANCE ? Or would those who "favor" the
("wholesale") commercialism believe that DELETE is the answer to everything

What about an IM-balance .. more commercial posts than non-commercial posts

Its easy to look at something a particular way if it serves THAT individual


----- Original Message -----
From: "Benjamin Maas" <>
Subject: RE: [kl] Commercialism

> Sean Osborn wrote:
> > Don't you think part of being on this list is to be made aware of
> > commercial availability/opportunities for clarinetists? I for one WANT
> > know when there's a new clarinetist to listen to on line, or someone is
> > selling clarinet part (rare or otherwise) cheaply, or there's a reed
> > giveaway, or something interesting on ebay, or WHATEVER. I think it's
> > relevant to clarinet playing.
> >
> ****SNIP****
> > Of course it can become annoying if the same person is hawking the same
> > thing every day. And if you don't like getting 53 messages in your email
> > box every day, get the digest.
> >
> > What has been referred to as commercial postings I think are part of
> > informed about all things clarinet.
> I was getting ready to write almost the exact same reply. Thank you Sean,
> you took the words right out of my mouth.
> If you don't like a message, use your delete key. I use mine all the
> Whether we like it or not, we live in a pretty commercialized and
> increasingly entrepreneurial society. Many of us (myself included) happen
> to have businesses with a presence on the web. Most of us are also
> new tricks in our respective trades and are eager to let people know about
> them. I find it quite interesting when Walt Grabner tells us about some
> tidbit concerning his mouthpiece skills. I want to know when David
> has put up more sound files on or what is going on with Mark's new
> internet radio site (Sounds2you?). As for games to get people to visit
> site, the list got pretty involved in guessing who or what something might
> be. When I have posted stuff about recording, you wouldn't believe the
> number of private e-mails I get with questions. Do I hope that this list
> can get me some recording work, of course.
> Yes, this list can be a lot to wade through, but there is some great
> information posted here just about every day. As I said, learn to use
> delete key. Every post that complains about it just adds to the already
> huge bandwith that this list uses.
> Oh well, time to get off my soapbox. Back to our regularly scheduled
> business.
> --Ben
> Benjamin Maas
> Freelance Clarinetist and Recording Engineer
> Los Angeles, CA
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