It seems that the forum, to the extent that it’s being used at all, has become a destination for hackers and assholes who shamelessly promote themselves and products that have nothing to do with jazz.
With apologies to the few folks who use the forum for legitimate purposes, I’m shutting it down, effective immediately.
Also, I am belatedly getting rid of the contests link.
I used to give contests in which I would give away CDs, but since no one participated in these contests, I stopped doing it long ago.
I really should have gotten rid of it of the contest link a long time ago, but I slacked. My apologies to my faithful readers.
As for the Jazz Record Labels link and the Live Jazz Venues link, I simply don’t have the time or inclination to keep these current. It seems to me that providing out of date information is worse than no information at all, so I’m deleting these links.
If readers actually want me to reinstate the Jazz Record Labels link or the Live Jazz Venues link (keeping in mind that these materials won’t be updated), I will be happy to comply.