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    Registered User Steve Davis's Avatar
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    Question John McGann's web site

    I know that John's web site is no longer available on the Internet but I was wondering if somewhere in the Cafe there is an archived copy. It was a great source of information. Thanks. -Steve
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    I'd like to bump Steve's post with a question.

    Up front … i know next to nothing about websites and their management. (Ask Scott .. he had to hold my hand to get me through logging in again after some computer work here at home.)

    I very much appreciate this site and how well managed it is. Thanks again Scott.

    As Steve said … and as anybody who visited John's site knows .. John's site was a goldmine.

    The question(s): What would it take to revive the site? If the site still exists somewhere .. the creative work has been done … so what are the managerial tasks? What are the costs? Who "owns" the material now?

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    If you have the original url from a bookmark or something, you could check the way back machine - has lots of archived sites. https://archive.org/web/ - just plug in the url you have.

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    Just tested the Wayback Machine and it works great. John's site was indeed a goldmine of information. Still makes me smile every time I visit it.

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    Anyone care to share the url.

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    I did that a while ago and saved the pages as pdfs for the info. As far as reviving the site, I would think you would really need to have John's family's permission first of all.
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    That website was most helpful, I think I stumbled on it in 2012, that may have been the last time? Or perhaps a link to some lessons by John.

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    Knowing the website might not be around forever after his passing, we made intentional effort to capture some of John's gems. If you got to the JazzMando website and type in "McGann" in the search, you'll uncover them. It isn't necessarily systematic, but it will be beneficial to dig up some of his thoughts and lessons.

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    You can tell he was a great teacher from the words he left behind.

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