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GUEST,steve Open mic acts that completely blow (95* d) RE: Open mic acts that completely blow 25 Mar 11

there has been an open mic/community running in philadelphia for more than 30 years. I ran it in the mid-late 80s. local performers called it home. it was a talent incubator. John Gorka, Susan Werner, sarah McQuaid, the late Jim Couza were regulars long before they started touring, among many other now nationally known performers. a fast folk record was made out of the scene about 1989.

I made it very clear that
"in my house", everyones' musical art was unique, personal, precious, fragile, deserving of respect, and not subject to ranking or judgement.

you do it my way, or you don't play

I never heard a "bad" performer.

Lou Gehrig's disease took away my music.

I've seen and heard it all..and my opinions about music and community are unchanged.


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