Talk:List of didgeridoo players

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Thanks for creating this page :-) Some suggestions:

  • Perhaps rename it to List of didgeridoo players?
  • Is a classification possible? E.g. continent, style, ???

Didgeweb 12:32, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, I know that no other list of musicians articles have "notable" in the title, but I was trying to ensure that non-notable people don't add themselves. It could be moved if the consensus feels it should be, but watch out for the non-notables. A classification could be added; List of saxophonists for a way to do that. Alphabetical might be easiest. Badagnani 12:58, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
There you definitely might have a point. Reminds me of the people I met that considered themselves to be good players. People who even taught other people how to play even though they knew just one way to breath, who knew no other good players and who were flabbergasted when they heard me play (and I hardly dared to show everything, so as not to embarrass them too much, grinn). Cheers! Didgeweb 14:01, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Clifford Candy[edit]

why is it that I keep adding myself yet I'm always taken down, what do I have to do to convince you that I kick arse on the didgeridoo like no other player. take the time to listen to my playing and then tell me what's wrong with my playing that you want put me on the list of didgeridoo players? [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:48, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Please see WP:AUTOBIO.—C45207 | Talk 05:58, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Marko Johnson[edit]

Marko Johnson appears to be primarily a didgeridoo maker and salesman, not a notable player, from looking through his website. Badagnani 18:00, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Brad Dourif and Andy Graham are not didjeridu players. Why are they on the list? Brad Dourif is an actor and Andy Graham is a soccer player, according to their articles. I have never heard of them as didjeridu players, and they should not be included on the this list.

--Pdhadley 02:04, 25 September 2007 (UTC).

Thank you for finally taking this to "Discussion." According to the sources, they are didgeridoo players, or I would not have re-added them. You apparently didn't take the time to look at the sources, because there is more than one individual with the name "Andy Graham." Badagnani 02:10, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I have looked, and only found one who is a soccer player from Scotland. There is an Andy Grahame (with an e on the end), but he doesn't play didj either. Who is the Andy Graham you are talking about. I have played didjeridu for 30 years, just finished a dissertation on the spread of the didjeridu outside of Australia, and I've never heard of this guy. I know I don't know everyone, but he can't be very well known. Why is he included? --Pdhadley 02:22, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Re: Marko Johnson. He is an important didjeridu builder/innovator. He has developed the didjbox, the meditator and leather didjeridus. There are other important non-indigenous builders who should probably be mentioned too somewhere, like Allan Shockley who developed the agave Dreampipe. --Pdhadley 02:27, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

This page is for notable didgeridoo players. From his website, there is no evidence that Marko Johnson is a notable didgeridoo player. The sections of his website about his recordings and performances are entirely blank. Badagnani 07:14, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

It is possible for a player to notable, not for their playing, but for other compelling reasons. Marko Johnson is a didjeridu player who is notable for the invention of the didjbox, the meditator, the leather didj. He is an important figure in the development of the didjeridu dispersion. I am sorry I missed the link to Andy Graham's site and am glad to see that he indeed is a didjeridu player. He sounds like a very good player, but I don't get that there is anything particularly notable about about his playing or style. I am open to being convinced, but what distinguishes him from dozens of other players? Is it that he plays drums at the same time?--Pdhadley 10:06, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

That makes sense, but Johnson's website really doesn't give an indication that he plays, only that he makes and sells. Regarding Graham, I wasn't the one who added him originally. He is one of many, I don't know much more other than what his website states. Badagnani 17:29, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Trust me, Marko does play the didjeridu. There are samples of his playing on his website. He also has a track on the second Didjeridu Planet CD. He has also put out his own "how to play" material (as several other didjeridu players have). His main contribution, however, is as a builder and inventor. I would definitely include him in a list of "notable" players, though not necessarily a list of "virtuoso" players.--Pdhadley 03:38, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Under United Kingdom there is Rupert Grint, presumably the actor who plays Ron Weasley in Harry Potter as the link is to a publicity site, and is definately not a didgeridu player. Z3JohnLB 09:01 19 December 2007 GMT

This website does state that he plays it. Badagnani (talk) 09:12, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Very bad undiscussed edit[edit]

See [2]. Badagnani (talk) 03:51, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi Badagni, I had the same feeling. Wikipedia states that you can do this, however this also means you (we) can revert it, and ask for a discussion here. Will you revert it? On some lists it is a sort of rule to only allow people (items) listed on wikipedia. However, I feel that it is not always that easy for a number of didge players. Especially the indigenous players will be difficult I guess. I would like to have some rules to follow though. Now it feels to me that some people are listed, just because they view themself as "notable" for wikipdia, or they have a (one) fan who's overly enthusiastic (I know I'm perhaps a bit black/white here ;-) ). I've considered a few times adding a few Dutch didge players as well. But what's a good (more or less objective) rule of thumb? Example: Should I add these two: Quite well known in the Netherlands and also in Europe, but AFAIK no wiki page on them. Or should I add myself? No wiki page, but my band is on Wiki :-) . Cheers, Didgeweb (talk) 15:23, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Dougie MacLean[edit]

Is Dougie MacLean a notable didgeridoo player (secondary instrument section)? There's a didgi solo on the song "Buffalo Jump", which used to be a highlight of his live shows until he ran out of puff. (talk) 22:06, 10 September 2009 (UTC)