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September 05, 2005

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Hugo Kuijpers

Hi there,

First of all I want to say sorry for the name of our brassband, but it reflects Pat O'Brien's hurricanes we drank when we were in New Orleans several times with the band.
I'm a regular listener of WWOZ and wnat to ask if I can help.

Bob French of WWOZ made it possible, that we could make our first CD in New Orleans, back in 2003, so If I can help you I will do it with pleasure.

Allthough my collection is not very big, I have a lot of brassband CD's. Is it a possibility that I get them on MP3, and sent them to you. If this is a chance for you, I will ask my friends to do get more and more.
I know it would be sort of illegal, but maybe you can use them for a start.

If I can help please let me know.

Greetings,

Hugo

P.S.
Have you heard anything about our friends
Benny Jones and Uncle Lionel (Tremé brassband)
Chief (photographer)

John L

Take this guy up on his offer!! I love brass band music and ever since the Brass Band Jam got taken off the air on OZ there hasn't been enough of it on the radio. (Rob W does some...)

What band are you in Hugo? The Hurricane Brass Band? Ain't nothing wrong with that!

Cheers,

John L
a big fan of NO, brass bands and WWOZ

John L

Interesting. What will the New New Orleans be like? Architecturally, probably a tremendous loss. Culturally? Hard to say. Will those who provide the ingredients return? If so much of that comes from the poor and how will they be affected? Maybe there is a chance that things will be better but will that be worse for the culture? This may be a chance to wipe the slate clean and give everyone a better situation. Fix some of the problems that have been plaguing NO for a long time. (But maybe those kinds of things can't be changed with new surroundings. The "surroundings" weren't the problem, they were the solution...) Interesting questions.

But now is not the time to worry about that. Now we need to get everybody taken care of. To grieve, to be thankful for those that survived, to make sure it doesn't happen again.

David Richoux

this is forwarded message from tradjazz@vasteras2.net

I read the list of "found" musicians and like to add some more. The following musicians were in Wendell Brunious band in Japan when NO was hit by Katrina:
Steve Pistorious, Freddy Lonzo, Gerald French, Richard Moton, Neil Unterseier and Tom Fischer, which means they are safe too.
Wendell Brunious and Freddy Lonzo was on the list but not the others.
Caroline Fromell clarinetist from Sweden was in Sweden.
Margareta

also I am told that Tom Saunders is currently in Atlanta

Liz Schoenberg

David, Dwayne and all WWOZ family,

It's good to read you are alive and well! The list of found musicians is a God sent and a relief also. I posted a message on NOLA.com and got a few hits, but nothing like you guys. I do have a question for the folks who put it together - Quint Davis, our Jazzfest leader and producer is planning a music benefit gig in New York on the 20th of Sept. If you have numbers or e-mail addresses on Irma, Kermit, Troy Andrews to guest on the show please e-mail me at lizard1221@bellsouth.net. We're looking for them.

Thanks and please take care everyone!

Liz Schoenberg
Music Director
NOJHF

Station Manager Ken

Hugo -- Yes, please send me any Brass Band Mp3s you have, You can mail them as 192kbps mp3 data files, fully tagged and named, to:

WFMU
Attn: Ken / Personal
PO Box 5101
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Stephen J. Charbonneau

To all our brothers and sisters at WWOZ. We continue to pray for you all. Our thoughts are with all of the people, in the gulf coast.
Let us know what we can help with. A case of DAT tapes, some CD's, maybe some dupes from the music library? Just give a call, when you can!
God Speed! and don't loose hope. WWOZ will rise again.
sjc

Scott Granell

I have been to New orleans many times, tried moving there a few times..

Please, do not give up. Uncle Sam may have not helped you, but let me say there are many people, throughout the World, who want to see New Orleans live again.

The Bushes and their handlers are counting on people to lose hope...don't let that happen.. Yes, there is damage, but your city has a soul that has shrugged off countless attempts to kill it's soul. George Bush may be a creep, but he is no Alexander O' Reilly, Andrew Jackson, or any of the would be conquerors who New Orleans has laughed off..

Keep up the fight, you are NOT alone!

Nat Simpkins

Kid Merv's wife gave birth to a baby boy during the hurricane in New Orleans. They were in the hospital and were medflighted to Baton Rouge on Wednesday. Kid's sister-in-law flew them to Arizona. They're doing well! Henri Smith is in Houston with his wife's cousin and most of her family. He will be coming to stay with me in Boston for a while. we ar worried about Marlon Jordan and David Torkanowsky as well as Fred Sanders. Any news!
peace,
Nat Simpkins

gilles cloiseau

Was in N.O last year, lived next to Elysian fields and was invited for free, to interview musicians. I remember interviewing Mr Russell on Magazine street who told me the music culture had all gone. Found out the opposite, a thriving exciting bath of music from open air concerts on the UNO campus, down to buskers on Frenchman, and the bands...and wwoz. Thanks to all those who accepted to be interviewed. Am in old Orleans in France we all want to help and are with you with all our hearts.

sue in california

WWOZ is the best! Glad that everyone is safe. My donation is on the way.

Let's all help keep WWOZ on the air.

I am and always will be an avid listener and fan,

- Sue

Terry Douglas

I know you guys have been treated like hell while living in hell. But know that you guys are in our thoughts, our prayers, and your spirit lives on through those of us who love the Big Easy. We're going to help you guys rise like the Pheonix and know that we will come pouring back in when the NOLA is ready for us. Those who question the resurgence just don't know a damn thing about the Nawlins spirit.

Amy Madsen

Over my past 12 visits to New Orleans I have amassed a collection of CDs that includes Treme, Pinstripe, Rebirth, and New Birth brass bands, Kermit's whole catalog, Jazz Vipers, New Orleans Spiritualettes and so on that I can try to convert to MP3 files and send along. The first thing I did on every trip, and my last one was in early August, was put the dial in my hotel room to WWOZ. I will do anything I can to help the voice of my spiritual home stay strong. You are all in my thoughts and rituals.

micah james

I tried to email the webmaster, but was unable to. I would be more than happy to meet with Christian Kuffner as I live in Asheville, NC. I think I can address some concerns he and the radio have at least in the short term. I have been an OZ listener and supporter for a few years now and would love to help. Please email me and we can begin formulating plans. The soul of New Orleans is in the music of WWOZ, it needs to be played loud and proud, now more than ever.

PEGGY J STURDIVANT

IT IS GREAT TO FIND A SITE FOR PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. SOME THINK IT IS NOT TIME FOR PLEASURE, BUT TRULY IS MUSIC PLEASURE OR IT A RELEASE OF PAIN. I AM A BLUES/JAZZ CLUB OWNER NOT A MUSICIAN, HOWEVER, I'M IN THE BUSINESS BECAUSE I LOVE IT. EVERYONE KNOWS BLUES IS NOT A BUSINESS TO MAKE GREAT MONEY, YOU JUST DO IT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT AND YOU HOPE TO SURVIVE THE DEBTS. ON OCTOBER 6,7,8 AND 9 I PLAN TO HAVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL. I HOPE TO HEAR FROM FEMA/RED CROSS. I AM TRYING TO HAVE THESE SHOWS AND NOT LOOSE MONEY, BUT NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE MONEY. I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT TIME FOR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FOR DAYS TO GET ENTERTAINED AND SMILE IF ONLY FOR ONE NITE OR DAY. I WANT TO HIRE ENTERTAINERS SO THEY CAN PUT A LITTLE IN THEIR POCKETS, BUT IF NECESSARY, MAYBE WE CAN GET FREE ENTERTAINMENT FOR FREE ADMISSION AND AT THE SAME TIME THOSE THAT CAN AFFORD CAN DONATE. I HAVE A 2500 SQ FT BUILDING ON HWY 61 OUTSIDE CLARKSDALE AND I AM WILLING TO DO MY SHARE. I HAVE LEFT MY HOME IN CLARKSDALE TO RELATIVES DISPLACED FROM NEW ORLEANS AND REALLY CAN NOT AFFORD TO DO MUCH MORE FINANCIALLY, BUT I STILL HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH A LOCATION THAT CAN BE USED SPIRITUALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. JUST NEED TO KNOW I'M ON THE RIGHT TRACK......PEGGY J STURDIVANT

Richard Skelly - All Music Guides

Am trying to locate a satellite photo of New Orleans, so I can ascertain how much flooding there is in different parts of town.
I have already pledged to help out my friend and his neighbors on North White Street in November or December, whenever it is safe to go back.
GM David Freedman, so far as I could tell, did not tell us how much water there was in Louis Armstrong Park, where WWOZ is situated...
Unless another hurricane strikes New Orleans this season -- I had a vision about his in early August while walking around the French Quarter during Satchmo SummerFest -- I think there is great reason to be hopeful that water will be pumped out in fairly short order.
Also, why were there NO buses for poor people who had no cars but wanted to evacuate?! I'm tired of all these people on CNN blamin' the Bush Republicans. [I am not one.] There's plenty of blame, local, state and federal, to go around.
You wanna blame somebody, how 'bout the Army Corps of Engineers and President Clinton, who denied their funding for levee expansion back in 1998!

JAZZY

I would agree with PEGGY J STURDIVANT. There is pletty of blame to go around. President Bush was hoping that Mayor Nagin and local officials would start the process as soon as the winds subsided. Unfortunately, it didn't work that way.

John L

Richard, here is a good place to start:http://ngs.woc.noaa.gov/katrina/KATRINA0000.HTM

micah james

Ooops I forgot to put my email. Christian, my email is micahjh@hotmail.com. I would seriously like to help WWOZ radio, and welcome you to beautiful Asheville.

Nat Simpkins

Marlon Jordan is o.k. So are Torkanowsky and Fred Sanders! How about Wess Anderson, Jerry Anderson, and Uncle Lionel? Anybody?
Peace,
nat Simpkins

Michael Dominici

Greetings music lovers.
I am in Baton Rouge and like many of us out here, can't wait to go back to rebuild our great city to it's former and future glory..."The Land of Dreams" ~we know how nice it seems and what it really means (...to miss New Orleans) and everything that made our city so magical.
I will do whatever I can to help out WWOZ. Please stay in touch.
Michael Dominici
michaelfrom0z@hotmail.com
504-931-8937

trish

re- post katrina imagery

Check out google's maps - they've made a 'katrina' button that you can switch back and forth from sat/map and hybrid along with the zoom.

WWOZ, for example:

http://www.google.ca/maps?li=lmd&hl=en&q=wwoz++loc:+New+Orleans,+LA,+USA&num=10&cid=29954444,-90075000,12481312760460773253&radius=0.000000&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

trish

Putting that
link in the 'URL' so you can just click on my name on this post to get to it.

Robert Rocklein

I was so glad to hear that pete Fountain made it to safety. Does anyone know if he is okay and where he is? Will he be able to participate in any benefit concerts?

Meyatch

It's not much, but you can have my library of MP3s - some pretty common local stuff but some rarities as well. Just send me instructions on the easiest way to send it.

Ever since I first visited N.O., I have loved OZ, and there is no one better to preserve the city's musical heritage. No matter how much of the city needs to be rebuilt, the music will be there. It can't die - it's the pulse, deep within the heart where flood waters cannot reach.

All God's children need New Orleans.

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