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No Professor Kaukonen

Postby FirstBassman on Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:07 pm


Jorma was offered the position of Dean of the Music Department at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio (about ten miles past Athens) but he turned them down.
Too bad.
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Postby gTarFreak on Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:05 pm

Wellll, it's good for us... more time for touring and teaching :wink:

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Can't have him!

Postby jimmie ray on Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:53 am

I would agree - although maybe for self-centered reasons...
But really, that college could get any one of thousands of people qualified to do that. Who's gonna do what Jorma is doing now, for us?
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Postby Jon_G on Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:14 pm

Bob Dylan accepted a Doctorate in Music from St. Andrews university in Scotland last autumn, perhaps if Caius Cambridge or the LSE were to offer Jorma something then he might say yes
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Dr. K?

Postby jimmie ray on Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:43 pm

An "honorary" title is easy to accept - although it really degrades the original duty that person is supposed to be performing.
I would imagine the position of "Dean" requires more than that?
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Postby Jon_G on Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:15 am

I agree: there is a world of difference between a well-meant if phoney 'graduation' and actually taking up a position in some college.
I was a student of the very imposing sounding Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama, and guess what - I didn't graduate at all, and I am aware that there are issues surrounding a musician of Mr. Kaukonens staure getting out of his bed of a morning, let alone throwing on a gown and mortarboard in front of a crowd of vacant-eyed 21-year olds who think he's the janitor.
Where'd I hear this old gag? -
'that ther airplane band, they's all miming onstage!
- heck'n that dont matter nuthin Zeke, so's half their audience'
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They say there's gonna be some sailin'...

Postby jimmie ray on Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:14 pm

I believe that Jorma is affectionately known as the "Captain" - so he's got an honary title, already! I hope he's sailing into local harbors again, real soon - and I can get on board!!
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Postby FirstBassman on Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:42 pm


Yes, Hocking’s offer to Jorma was to be a real legitimate dean of the department. It was not for an honorary degree.
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Postby gTarFreak on Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:21 pm

Department budgets, paperwork, political infighting, work, work, work, vs. play guitar and ride motorcycle. Gee, that must have been a tough one... :D

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