Thursday, June 07, 2007

Good News coming. Keep watching this space.

Or rather, I suppose, the space immediately above this one.

More later!


Blogger Andrew Shields said...

Dear Greg,

Sorry to write you about something unconnected to the post, but Doug Ramsey of Rifftides wrote me that he wanted to read your Grover Washington/Miles Davis post, and it appears that you took it down. I think he wanted to see what version of the story you told, as he might want to post something about the story.

Drop me a line as to how Doug can contact you?

andrew dot shields at unibas dot ch

5:01 PM  
Blogger Nick said...


I nominated your blog for a Thinking Blogger's Award. For details check:

5:32 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...


Yes, I did take the post down, because I thought it was poorly written--I could not seem to make my intention clear, and by attributing "actual events" to "actual persons," I thought I might be misleading the reader.

I know (based upon a vague recollection of the liner notes to "Mr. Magic"--a circa 1975 reading) that it is at least SUGGESTED that Miles Davis came to hear Grover Washington, Jr., and, after listening, made the remark. In a clumsy attempt to make a point unrelated to the actual events, I was unable to make it clear that I didn't know (and didn't care) whether the "story" I had largely "made up" was true or not.

Upon reflection, that struck me as dangerous ground (even for a relatively benign story) so I took the post down.

I particularly appreciate your interest in this, since it is what prompted me to think again about the post.


7:51 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...


Thank you!

I'm familiar with this; it is a great honor.

7:57 PM  
Blogger RobMich said...

Greg, Congrats on the Arts & Letters/Rumi Prize. Enjoyed your reading of one of those poems at Walden green. Thanks for the additional writing you gave me. Incidentially I printed your last blog page for later perusal and read my name. Hope we can get together sometime. My mail:

4:46 PM  

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