raison d'être

After spending a few hours trying to straighten out the mess the spammers made of the k-groov forums, I have come to the painful realization I just don't have the time or inclination to be a policeman. So, with apologies to the handful of kindred souls out there (you know who you are), I am abandoning the resurrection effort. Unless/until someone comes up with a better idea, I'm going to use this space to post some news/observations about music I come across that some of you might find of interest. Probably it will tend towards raves about re-issues of obscure psych-jazz LPs from the early 70's... but you guessed that already :) Possibly it will be very sporadic. Eventually I'll turn the comments feature back on, meantime here we go...

Oh, and one more thing (lest we forget):

The Kozmigroov email list was birthed in 1997 by Jason Witherspoon and Doug Watson. Respect is also due the list's long time admin, Graham Spice. The list provided a forum for the discussion of jazz/funk/soul/groove/fusion music which has cosmic or psychedelic leanings. Subjects have included Miles Davis' early '70's "degenerate-era", P-Funk, Herbie Hancock & Headhunters, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, Don Cherry, Larry Young, Ornette Coleman, Fela Kuti, Last Exit, Graham Haynes, Carl Craig, Erik Truffaz, and the Thirsty Ear Blue Series.