Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir music -- Johnny Paycheck

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 21 Feb 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "Sidney Allinson" <>

> Ladies and gentlemen, I'm confused. (More than usual,
> I mean.)
> I joined RaraAvis because I understood it to be a group
> discussion of writers and writing of hardboiled detective
> fiction.
> Yet during the couple of months I've observed, there
> is scant mention here of writing books or stories.

This isn't a writers' list. You were misinformed.

> Instead, there is an apparently interminable chat about how
> much "noir" can be found on the head of a pin, and lots
> of chat about movies. Now, oddly enough, folks are
> starting a debate on music.
> 'Seems an awful long way away from the purported
> focus of the group.

Please feel free to shepherd us inexorable dullards back on track.


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