[bct] Re: Talent show performances I could not use

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 15:01:33 -0600

Larry, thanks for clarifying the relationship, or lack there of, between
BCT and APH.  Man! What would we do without acronyms?


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of LARRY SKUTCHAN
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 2:29 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Talent show performances I could not use

Actually, BCT is not associated with APH in any way except that I am an
employee of APH.  The BCT site is funded and maintained soley by me.  I
think bct is already a little too liberal for APH, but I am perfectly
willing to test waters where it seems fair and logical to do so.

>>> neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Friday, March 03, 2006 2:47:24 PM >>>
Actually Bill, we have been deprived from hearing at least 4 very good
performers for the same reason.  And, for the reasons I have stated
earlier, this is the way it will have to be as long as i manage the
talent show.  Of course, people can get together their own show if they
want to do so, but before you go off just being frustrated by the law, I
suggest you find out if Larry is in agreement with using the APH web
site to break new legal ground.

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill Belew
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 1:40 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [bct] Re: Talent show performances I could not use

I have been reading all the messages about the law, etc. and I agree
that it is important for our society to support the fact that we are
governed by a system of laws that are supposed to make it all work for
everyone.  I must, however, express my frustration about the exclusion
of certain talent and performances for such unlikely possibilities.
Isn't part of citizens doing something about such problems to go ahead
and take some risks to bring things to a point of change?  
One of my friends who is an incredibly talented musician was excluded
from this talent show because of copyright issues.  He regularly plays
the same tune in public performances and he isn't in jail yet.  Is that
technically illegal too?  Why aren't there lawyers going around to clubs
and music venues taking notes on when copyrighted songs are played. They
could be called copyright chasers instead of ambulance chasers.  
I want you all to know that you have been deprived of hearing one of the
most talented, creative trumpet players in the country.  He is working
everyday to preserve a form a music that is unique to this country. Such
music is never going to be played on mainstream media, but it is music
that most people enjoy and feel happy about when they are exposed to it.
Are we going to allow those who wield the power by using money to
influence our political process to squash all creativity that doesn't
put more money in a relatively small number of deep pockets?  
A very frustrated citizen,

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neal Ewers
              Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 5:37 PM
To: Bct
Subject: [bct] Talent show performances I could not use

Because of copyright reasons, I was not able to use the following
selections.  I apologize to the people who did all the hard work to make
them and get them to me, but I simply could not find out  definitive
answer as to the nature of their copyright.  Actually, in the case of
one song, I new it was definitely still copyrighted.

1.  When I fall in love

2.  Cheek to Cheek

3.  As if we never said goodbye.

4.  Potato Head Blues.

Hopefully, when we have our next talent show, the people who performed
these can find something they can share with us.  There is a lot of
really awesome talent on this list.

Neal Ewers
Ravenswood Productions
Local phone:  608-277-1995
Toll Free:  888-544-8332
Email:  neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
http://www.ravenswood.org <http://www.ravenswood.org/> 

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