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Harptime
51 posts
Jan 01, 2013
12:13 PM
I am excited to be back at school... listening to your intro video right after listening to the entire symposium has really got my attention and I have earnest ears.

WB

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Warren Bee
Marketing & Harmonica Raconteur
orphan
194 posts
Jan 01, 2013
8:01 PM
Yes, Thank You. I watched the Opening Plenary then Adam's Intro. My eyes, ears, and mind are open. I'm ready to get into the deep water and see where this takes me.
RangerJeff
Guest
Jan 01, 2013
8:38 PM
I really appreciate this lecture series as well as your fantastic lessons. Thank you for helping provide some great things to think about regarding the Big picture. It makes the harmonica lessons even richer.
The Hawk
1 post
Jan 03, 2013
5:56 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Adam's intro has provided me with new insights regarding the socio-political context of the Blues, even though I have spent 50 years travelling with oppressed people. I eagerly anticipate the upcoming lectures.
kudzurunner
3766 posts
Jan 03, 2013
7:39 PM
You're more than welcome, folks. I realize that two hours a week of watching me sit in the passenger seat of a compact car and talk to a video cam isn't everybody's idea of fun, but in some ways it brings you back to the street corner lecture: speaker's corner in London. Once I'd done #1 and realized that I needed to do another, the next step was to scribble some topics on the back of an envelope: stuff I'd been teaching for years and could talk about without notes. And at that point I realized that I needed to sing a 12-bar blues, so to speak. The thing took on a momentum of its own. I took a break over Christmas after completing the first nine, then finished the series off. Much more to come, I promise you.
stormbikes
1 post
Jan 03, 2013
7:53 PM
Just watched the first part last night. Thanks Adam i was totally absorbed and looking forward to more now.
bluestalker
1 post
Jan 04, 2013
12:29 AM
Adam, I have two pages of lecture notes...I'm such a nerd. You mentioned a heuristic. Will there be any praxis?

Btw, "mooc" is a very untoward abbreviation. I suggest alteration.

That blues summit video was disconcerting and very dialectical. Somehow all right yet all wrong...but more on that later.

I can identify with having a multi-racial son...parents with mixed ethnicity. Oddly enough, I'm white but I've actually met an ex-slave, a citizen of Saudi Arabia.

Thanks immensely for the first two installments. You bear a passing resemblance to Clint Eastwood these days.

Last Edited by on Jan 04, 2013 9:03 AM
Harptime
53 posts
Jan 04, 2013
6:10 AM
Adam...you are doing a spectacular job... once again thank you and I can't wait to come to class on the 8th.

WB
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Warren Bee
Marketing & Harmonica Raconteur
Joselito
4 posts
Jan 07, 2013
12:08 PM
Thanks also from England Adam! I've really got a lot out of your first two lectures, which have given me insights into the African American experience post "liberation" which don't get much air time over here.

Particularly like your system of Blues conditions -> Blues feelings -> Blues music, which seems a very powerful tool to understand all sorts of cultural expressions, and not just Blues.

I will share with musical friends - can't wait for next installment!
Harptime
54 posts
Jan 08, 2013
5:45 AM
great 3rd installment... magical food for thoughts.
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Warren Bee
Marketing & Harmonica Raconteur
isaacullah
2227 posts
Jan 09, 2013
11:15 AM
Just 1) testing to see if I can post with my MBH login and 2) to add my voice to the "thanks" to Adam for setting this up.
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harp-er
319 posts
Jan 22, 2013
11:06 AM
My thanks added into the mix. I find myself enjoying these lectures quite a lot; even looking forward to the next installment, and already anticipating with some sadness the end of the series. I have no idea of what real world value any of this information will ever be to me; perhaps none, but then I decided to be a philosophy major as an undergrad not because I was looking for "practical" value, but because it was a spiritual necessity. Your lectures have something of that quality to them, at least for me. I'm sure a lot of that is your own passion and lifelong involvement with the blues world rubbing off, which for my money separates the best teachers from the run of the mill.

Also, it gives me small reminder taste of some of the wonderful flavors of what it means, and has meant to me to be in school, studying something of real interest and meaning. BRAVO, doc!
BronzeWailer
859 posts
Jan 29, 2013
5:37 PM
I must add my thanks. I'm not in the habit of sitting through lectures of any kind these days, but there is a breadth and depth of information and insight that I find very soul satisfying. Some of the words hit my right between the eyes, like the discussion of "Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights." Man!
Harptime
56 posts
Feb 04, 2013
2:46 PM
very pleased...great stuff...every episode :-) Thanks again...
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Warren Bee
Marketing & Harmonica Raconteur
BobC
2 posts
Feb 10, 2013
7:15 AM
Just finished the 12th Bar. Truly remarkable experience! Thanks Adam.
Harptime
57 posts
Feb 12, 2013
7:15 AM
I finally got to take in the final bar of your series Adam...I want to give you a final note of appreciation ... fine work and an incredible experience to be a student of your hard work these past 12 bars... I always looked at you as a harp guy that also was a professor of the southern culture... now if someone asks me who is this Gussow dude...I will say... whats your email address?...you figure it out...I have a bunch of URL's to share with you... thanks Adam...be well.
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Warren Bee
Marketing & Harmonica Raconteur


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