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The grass roots approach
Hey y'all --
There was some talk a while ago regarding getting personal bleebs about
"normal" joes like (most of) us up on the web page. I remember seeing a
list of Stick players on the Stickwire page, and was impressed with the
way it was laid out and offered information.
So my suggestion is that some sort of (gulp) standardized approach be
made up, whereby loopists (i.e. ourselves) can have their musical,
professional, personal info. on file at the web site.
One idea might be to decide upon a certain format of info, including:
Name, address, area(s) of musical specialization (euphemism for the
dreaded "style" label), influences, personal statement, available
recordings, gear/rig details, contact info, etc. Any of these could be
It might then be possible to arrange and cross-reference them in a
variety of ways, including alphabetically, by geographical location, by
musical area, etc.
Let's hear what other people have to say about how this should be
approached. I'm keen on trying to find out exactly who and how many