From: John Frazer <;jfraz~wa.acusd.edu>;
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 1995 17:17:50 -0800 (PST)
Subject: re: Mike dissing Neil & Bob

Just for the record, I disagree with mikes statement that Neil Young and
Bob Dylan are "horrible harmonica players". They have their own styles,
just like Mike -who plays everything on a C harp with windsavers
installed (or so I've heard).

Their playing is meant to be a part of the song. They don't have a
responsibility to play what you expect. After all, this is not Blues-L ,
this is harp-L. If there is room for chromatic classical players, there
is no reason to insult Neil & Bob.

ps I don't have to like it to appreciate it. I do tell potential clients
that I don't play the same way that they do- more like a pocket
saxophone. This usually relieves their worries about my harmonica
playing.

HARMONICA JOHN San Diego PO Box 740613 SD CA 92174 (619)263-6826

God, family, music, fishing, work. Can blue men play the whites?



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