May 28, 2020 at 8:48 pm #3221AndrewJoined: April 22, 2020Participant
I discovered the Joseph Campbell lectures on Spotify several years ago and have frequently returned to them. I’ve found listening to them to be a relaxing and calming way to wind down in the evening. Last week they vanished from Spotify. Does anyone have any idea what happened to them?
May 29, 2020 at 2:38 am #3225
Hey Al; thanks for the heads up about the free access to the Spotify collection of Joseph Campbell Lectures. I’ve been using them for a long time and they have become an invaluable resource. I had not used them in awhile and went over to check on my link and indeed they have been turned off. However; there was a page to re-sign up; so it just may be a new formatting concern. That said however; there may also be legal issues involved since I believe it was a limited arrangement setup from a long time ago; which may have expired.
As far as I could tell the page was still there; but they were asking for a redo on the signup; so that may have something to do with why the access was shaded out; (but the recordings still seemed accessible once the re-signup process was completed).
There are a couple of things worth noting that may play into this as well. (1.) I would make sure you use Google to signup if you haven’t already; I had problems with Yahoo adding a couple of extra hoops to jump through with the process. It may be fine by now; but I’ve never had any problems using Google for this. (2.) The JC Foundation may have copyright concerns with this by now since their arrangement may have expired. (I’m just guessing on this; so if you decide you want to re-enlist it may be fine.) I would just go ahead and try it to see if anything has changed; but if you still have no access this may be the reason.
Stephen or Michael may have more to add on this arrangement so you may want to check with them also.May 29, 2020 at 9:41 am #3229May 30, 2020 at 12:50 am #3232Stephen GerringerJoined: August 19, 2016Keymaster
Thanks, all! I have a query out to Jimmy Maxwell, who is responsible for mixing and producing the audio lectures. I figure he would know what arrangements there are with Spotify. I suspect, though, it could be a license lapsing.
Same thing happened with Power of Myth on Netflix. We wish it were still there (a number of people have been turned on to Campbell the last two years thanks to that). Unfortunately, that wasn’t up to JCF; apparently these agreements have beginning and end dates (at least they do on Netflix, which likes to cycle programs on and off and, we hope, back on at some point; not sure the same logic applies to musical offerings on Pandora or Spotify).
Also, just a reminder – when you post a message, if you want to be notified when there’s a response, please don’t forget to check the “Notify me of follow-up replies via email.”
Since all three of you did want to know more, I used my admin superpowers to enable replies in this thread. Generally, though, we don’t want to do that carte blanche – that’s something the individuals who are posting need to do for themselves (we’re all still new to the forums, so easy to space that …).
tie-dyed teller of talesMay 30, 2020 at 12:06 pm #3233Jimmy MaxwellJoined: July 16, 2016Participant
Yes, streaming relations are being moved to the JCF.ORG website but in order to do so, we’ve had to break away from CDBaby. We hope to have streaming avail directly w/ Spotify (Apple, Amazon, etc) later this summer or early fall! Technology and markets continue to change and we’re trying to stay up-to-date with those concepts
Jimmy Maxwell, Audio Editor
JCF.orgMay 30, 2020 at 12:53 pm #3234
Thank you Jimmy for getting back to us on this; I think several of us will be very interested in watching to see what develops. Also I think a word of thanks are in order for all the hard work you have put in to helping make these audio lectures available to us. Speaking for myself; they have been invaluable in helping me get a much deeper understanding of Joseph’s ideas; and your efforts in this endeavor are most deeply appreciated.May 30, 2020 at 10:04 pm #3237Stephen GerringerJoined: August 19, 2016Keymaster
Jimmy Maxwell is a sound wizard! (an apt description on more than one level). JCF’s audio program was pioneered by Mark Watts (who has worked his own magic as well with his father Alan Watts’ lectures), and then briefly by Phil Robinson in collaboration, who handed the program off to Jimmy when Phil’s nascent musical career suddenly burst into full bloom.
Jimmy is best known for leading the Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra in New Orleans (a tuxedoed, big band orchestra that is an integral part of Mardi Gras celebrations that really swings on classic and contemporary music); in addition to his musical talents, which are legion, to me he is a tight friend and one of my favorite people of all time on this planet. Jimmy keeps plugging away on Series III of the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection, which means many more hours of fresh material from Joe in the not too distant future . . .
tie-dyed teller of talesMay 30, 2020 at 10:58 pm #3238
Thank you Stephen for sharing some of this backstory on Jimmy; how fortunate for us to have his special talents in service with helping the Foundation keep Joseph’s work alive. I’ve sure benefited from all the hours and hours of Joe’s lectures; what a treasure!
I’m a big fan of New Orleans music; especially the Marsalis and Neville clans. I, like so many others, were heartbroken when Katrina hit and hurt so many people; but you sure came back strong. The US owes New Orleans bigtime for their contribution to Jazz; I have a very close friend who had the high honor of Louie Armstrong asking him if he could sit in with his group one night at the hotel he was staying at after he had already finished his own concert earlier that evening and was about to retire when he heard my friend in the hotel bar; went back up to his room and got his horn – “just because he liked what they were doing!” (You just don’t get a compliment better than!) My friend told me it was one of the crowning moments of his entire musical life.
I had others share their legacy connection with New Orleans too; one turned me on to Professor Longhair; and there was a group here in Nashville I played in called: “The Nerve” who were influenced heavily by this music. Preservation Hall is what most people hear about; but there is so much more to be discovered for those interested. Fat’s Domino; Allen Toussaint; Dr. John; Harry Connick Jr.; are probably more well known; but you really can’t go wrong no matter what you choose. Make no mistake; it’s one of the cradles of American music going back to when Congo Square was more than just a tourist attraction. (I haven’t made: “Mardi Gras” yet; maybe someday when this Coronavirus Pandemic is all over with.) Perhaps Jimmy would like to share some of his musical stories or interests at some point when he is not too covered up helping to launch the new forums and his other projects. (Thank you again Jimmy for all your hard work; it is sincerely and deeply appreciated.)May 31, 2020 at 9:37 am #3241
So cool to hear the involvement of Watts as well, I have also listened to all of Alan’s audios put out on Audible.
Thank you both for the updates on the audios, glad to hear.
Thank you Jimmy for the work you’ve done. I had a similar task of taking hundreds of videotapes from the 80/90s and ingesting them for a great teacher a few years ago, so I am somewhat familiar, and sure the work and undertaking has been immense. You all have done incredible work, and the ripple effect is greater than you may realize. Many of my students are benefitting from what I’ve learned through the audios and applied to mythological therapy in the bodyMay 31, 2020 at 1:23 pm #3243Jimmy MaxwellJoined: July 16, 2016Participant
Thanks Drew & Jamesn;
Your kind words, thoughts and comments are appreciated although I suspect my very dear friend Stephen may have oversold me! 😉 – I’m just a guy who has been fortunate enough to cut out a living in the music business. In addition to the big band (now considered to be about 8-10 musicians), I am also the founding director of The Louis Armstrong Society which sponsors The Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band.
It was following the devastation of “Katrina” that led me to the Esalen Institute and the annual playshop by Bob Walter and JCF. It was such an incredible experience that I went back a second year just to be sure what I experienced was true. I wasn’t trusting much back then … including what I was seeing, what I was feeling or what was happening.
As fate would have it, I met Bob, Stephen and other team members. In a few years, I made the fatal mistake of stepping away to use the men’s room and upon my return was told “Congratulations. You in charge of Joe’s audio lectures!”
OK. maybe not quite like that but the truth is, I would trade these peak experiences of all of my JCF work with the foundation for anything.
Search “Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band” on Youtube and you’ll get a sense of what we do and while you’re there check out the Joseph Cambell Foundation’s growing list of Cambell videos. That may fill the Spotify void for a while.
JCF.orgJune 1, 2020 at 6:19 pm #3249
I wasn’t trusting much back then … including what I was seeing, what I was feeling or what was happening. As fate would have it, I met Bob, Stephen and other team members. In a few years, I made the fatal mistake of stepping away to use the men’s room and upon my return was told “Congratulations. You in charge of Joe’s audio lectures!”
Sounds about right how life works! Thanks for sharing the story.
Took a look at the Youtube videos of your Jazz Band, super fun.November 11, 2020 at 1:26 am #4223AndrewJoined: April 22, 2020Participant
Jimmy, thanks for all of your work in making the lectures available. Has there been any progress in making the lectures available once again?
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