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From: " haynes" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 10:25:45 EST
Subject: RE: [CB] didgeridoo???

Dr Grant,
sorry, what i was saying was that we dont really see them that often in concerts etc etc etc.
what i was getting at was mabye getting it more exposed, throwing them in
with some mozart recitals or something....just opening the doors wide open
for it. getting them in schools and universities and more frequently on the
concert stage would be great!
no offense intended doc! :)

----Original Message Follows----

Well Brock and Rich I am a medical graduate of the University of Sydney...a
whitey and I play and teach the didjeridu in Tasmania (where the Aboriginals
did not play the didj). Have also played didjeridu at The Australian Jazz
Convention in my band Jazz Odyssey. Lots of non-Aboriginal Aussies playing
the didjeridu now. Apart from myself and others you should listen to
Alastair Black (Adelaide), Bill O'Toole (Sirocco) and Charlie McMahon
(Gondwanaland and Gondwana) and the highland bagpipe/didjeridu combinations
in Art Attack. And who says the didjeridu has to be played by Aboriginals in
traditional manner. Half of the track I recorded for "Didjeridu Planet" was
played through a Digitech HP-55 Harmony Processor. Come up to speed you
blokes. People are making all kinds of interesting didjeridus including
electronic and my brass didjeribone was made in Toronto. One of the best
players is English-born Stephen Kent, who was the musical director of Circus
Oz, but now lives and plays in Oakland, California.

Australian Didjeridu Association


Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 20:35:05 -0800
From: "Timothy J. Tikker" <>
Subject: Re: [CB] Didgeridoodads

Reminds me of a tune I like to sing once in a while, on a monotone of course:

Didgeridoo-dah, didgeri-ay!
My, oh my, what a wonderful day! (etc.)

- Timothy Tikker

From: "Tom Izzo" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 01:14:53 -0600
Subject: Re: [CB] [Contra digest]


A grammar & spelling lesson for you.

You typed:

>     This is just my personal opinion but I think the Digerdo  1 is the most
> overrated instrument in the world. If you listen to one for five minuets
> have heard it's entire repertoire 3
and in my option  4

there is no reason to
> ever
> listen to one ever again.
>     It amazes me that some people think that primitive instruments are "
> better " than  highly developed  instruments.  When I play my clarinets I
> have the control and full chromatic range to express exactly what I want to
> say musically. My creativity is not constrained by the limitations of the
> instrument. primitive  5 (missed capitalization) instruments also have a limited range so it is very
> difficult to play what I want to play on them as you run out of notes.
6  (debatable grammar)

a group of people with drums are a terrible
> thing.

7 (incorrect use of the plural)

 They just go on and on without any merit to what they are doing. Its
> ok for them; if you are making the noise it is much more bearable than if
> you
> are just listening. 8 (missed punctuation)

 I know there are some professional groups who perform
> with drums and are very good I  9 (missed punctuation)

do not mean them,  10 (incorrect punctuation)

its the people who get
> together at parties who can't play anything else who I am talking about.

11 (incorrect grammar & punctuation.

use I don't like something it doesn't
> necessarily mean it is bad and if the people who play digerdoos
12  (incorrect spelling)

> P.S. is it really so much trouble to reach for the shift key when you type
> the letter I.

Bernard, before you criticize someone for missing the large case "I", you
should proofread your own notes. I see 12 errors.

(The Grammar Police)


From: (lawrence johns)
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 04:36:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [CB] [Contra digest]

Why do you feel you must correct people's grammar and spelling? This is
a place where people can exchange their thoughts about music and about
bass instruments. If you correct someone, do it privatey, not in front
of everyone else. Probably, you can  find errors here, but don't you
think you can find better things to do here?

This is not a Quality Assurance agency!

-Lawrence "Larry" E. Johns-


From: "Sarah Cordish" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 12:59:12 +0200
Subject: Re: [CB] dideridoo???

----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2000 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: [CB] dideridoo???

> =========================
Bernard says:
> snip<
>     I must point out that just because I don't like something it
> necessarily mean it is bad and if the people who play digerdoos and
> primitive instruments enjoy playing them they should continue doing
so. I
> have no right and I wouldn't seek to stop them doing what they
enjoy.  I just
> won't stick around to listen to them.

It doesn't sound to me like Bernard Jacobs is so bad or even ''narrow
minded''.   A person should be able to have an opinion, even if he

Dana says:
<snip>you will soon realize that all of the kind folks bangin there
> drums and blowin there flutes wont judge...they will just accept if you open
> your heart.  Everyone is kind and caring on these type of will
> experience all different kinds of
> love...friendly...musical....creative...happy...everything!  <snip>

Do it.

Leila says:
> Jim Katz wrote,
> >Hey, if you don't play these things in an orchestra or amateur groups, what
> do you do with them, anyhow (If this is too personal a question, or police
> attention may be drawn by your answer, don't feel obligated....)>
> I employ them in abominable rituals to call unspeakable horrors forth from
> the frozen depths of the space-time continuum.  The unspeakable horrors don't
> always come when they're called, but maybe with a little more practice....
> Ia!  Cthulhu f'tagn!
> Lelia
> (rhymes with "necrophilia")
> ----------------------

THIS is the one that bothers me!!!



Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 10:21:48 -0800 (PST)
From: JJ McLallen <>
Subject: Re: [CB] [Contra digest]

Hey. I thought this was a place we could share our
opinions. This guy shared his and is getting raked
over the coals, just for saying he doesn't care for
the sound of a didgeridoo. He also said that he thinks
that if someone else does like it and wants to listen
to one for more than five minutes, more power to them.
He simply said that he would not be in the same room
as one himself. Give the guy a break!

JJ - student repair technician-Renton Tech.

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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 14:49:27 EST
Subject: Re: [CB] [Contra digest]

This is headed towards JJ McLallen, but for the whole list...
Sure...i dont care if people have there own opinion, in fact i encourage it.
But being on such a large list like this witha  diverse group of people, you
should really refrain from insulting them.  Not once have i insulted any
group or type of people while voicing my opinion.  It just makes me so angry to see people
with such closed minds, because giving something 5 minutes isnt giving it a
chance by far.  Thats like meeting someone on a blind date and placing
judgement on them before you even get to where you are going.  Alot of
people out there dont give things enough of a chance.  That bothers
having your own opinion is a GOOD thing, but you do however need a strong
foundation of some sort backing you up.

To the man who thinks that the didgeridu barely has a range.  Well, those 5
minutes or even hour you could have given it couldnt cover the amount of expression
that can be put into a the music produced by a didgeridu.  Now im no
didgeridu specialist, nor am i from Australia(although id like to visit), but i do know
that pretty much ANY natural type instruments can make a HUUUGGEEE variety of
sounds.  Not just "music" but can make you feel like how the performer does, all
through expression.  Music is purely expression.

Lots of peace n lovin

p.s.  is anyone on this list from long island by chance???
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