User talk:AlanM1

Newspaper references pre-1985

Hello Alan -

Thank you so much for citing those two articles about my movie "Music in Monk Time" from I was starting to figure out how to properly add those references to my sandbox draft. I discovered the article you cited by Leonard Feather from the Los Angeles Times was written BEFORE the premiere (my mistake - I gave you the wrong date). The article that has the quote I am using in my Wikipedia entry was written AFTER the movie premiere on Friday, May 13, 1983. I believe the article is in the Sunday, May 15, 1983 Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times on page 4. The title is "Affectionate Tribute to Monk", also written by Leonard Feather. Above the title it says "Movie Review". I have a PDF copy of both LA Times articles, but they don't have the date.

I would greatly appreciate your citing the second Leonard Feather article from if you have time.

Thank you so much, The Devout CatalystThedevoutcatalyst (talk) 01:47, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

@Thedevoutcatalyst: Close. Here you go:
<ref name="Feather-19830514">{{cite news |last1=Feather |first1=Leonard |title=Affectionate Tribute to Monk |url= |access-date=January 12, 2021 |work=[[The Los Angeles Times]] |issue=162 |volume=CII |date=May 14, 1983 |page=Calendar-4 (archive p. 68) |via=[[]]}}</ref>
Feather, Leonard (May 14, 1983). "Affectionate Tribute to Monk". The Los Angeles Times. CII (162). p. Calendar-4 (archive p. 68). Retrieved January 12, 2021 via
—[AlanM1 (talk)]— 04:10, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Once again Alan, I greatly appreciate your assistance! Now I'm trying to learn how to properly add these citings to my Sandbox draft references. From what you've written, I assume I copy the code section into the draft and that will automatically produce the listing that I see below the code section.
Thanks again and stay safe,
Thedevoutcatalyst (talk) 15:24, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
@Thedevoutcatalyst: Yes  when viewing (not editing) this page, copy everything from "<ref" to "</ref>" and paste it in your article immediately after the text it is meant to support. It will be automatically numbered and appear in the References section the way it is shown under "produces:" above. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 20:25, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Clarification Needed ( Santali Cinema page )

Hi AlanM1 thanks for your great idea and support, need your idea I saw the words clarification needed in Nepali first Historic Santali feature film Bonodal. This film is a first indigenous Santali film of Nepal if anything is happening for the first time I think that will registered in the history, that is why I had mention the word historic. Can you pls guide me for this. Thanks  Preceding unsigned comment added by Zayakg (talkcontribs) 11:04, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Saudi royal articles

Hi AlanM1, you are one of the editors contributing to the articles on Saudi royals. Recently there are some requests on talk pages of these articles to delete the family name, Al Saud, from titles. Hope you can find time to involve in such discussions, thanks, --Egeymi (talk) 11:19, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Can you help me add Morgan Edge in the category of fictional american jews.

Is was revealed in action comic# 468 My son,the orphan is revealed that his real name is Morris Edelstein and change to Morgan Edge because he was ashamed of his lower-class jewish background.Jack1578 (talk) 20:13, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

@Jack1578: I'd suggest waiting for someone familiar with and interested in the article to answer on its talk page to which you posted. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 22:21, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

My response

Dear AlanM1. I just read your response to my idea and I understand. After reading your message, it made sense that Wikipedia would want to remain neutral in matters such as this. It is a damn shame though. Oh well. I thank you for replying.  Preceding unsigned comment added by Azuchi1579 (talkcontribs) 16:39, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

(re this) It's not necessarily a bad idea, just not quite right here. You might find an existing website that's suitable (probably a wiki  there are hundreds to thousands of them) or set up your own (WP:OUT lists some options). —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 16:50, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

I had a conversation with you last month about categories

Specifically, here. I've re-asked the question in different forms twice since then, here and here. The answers I got seemed to be different, and I'm confused as to what to do. Sorry to bug you about this so long after the original thread.--Thylacine24 (talk) 02:53, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

WikiProject Ricky Martin invitation

I noticed you've made edits to Ricky Martin articles. I thought you may be interested in joining
Wikipedia:WikiProject Ricky Martin

We are a group of editors working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to Ricky Martin and his discography. If you would be interested in joining feel free to visit the Participants Page!
Thank You.

آرمین هویدایی (talk) 19:23, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Newspaper Links and Research

@AlanM1: Hello Alan -

Hope this message finds you well. The reality of finding verifiable secondary sources has been quite a journey for me. You were very helpful in linking the first two newspaper reviews of "Music in Monk Time" to my entry. I have another jazz loving editor helping me edit content and he has added many more referenced newspaper reviews. He does not have a account, so he could not link the articles the way you did. Would you consider helping me again to see if those articles are either directly linkable or could be through I would certainly appreciate that.

In terms of research, the quote we used to open our press release back in 1983 was written by Stanley Crouch and it was our best one. Here is the quote Stanley Crouch wrote for the Village Voice, but I don't have a copy of the article. I'm pretty sure it was written in either late 1982 or more likely, early 1983. “Thelonious Sphere Monk was one of the few real geniuses of American music. The film, Music in Monk Time captures that genius with a frequency and a communicative power rare for cinema in general, but particularly rare for that elusive blue-print of the American spirit we call jazz.” -Stanley Crouch, Village Voice

I certainly hope you will consider coming to my aid again.

Thank you, Stephen Rice, aka: Thedevoutcatalyst (talk) 18:23, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@Thedevoutcatalyst: Sorry for the delay. I couldn't find it on  I don't think they archive The Village Voice, and a Google search (oddly) doesn't seem to find anyone that does, at least not in text-searchable form. Perhaps ask at The Resource Exchange, where you can also get (quicker ) help with stuff from from other members with accounts. You might also ask if someone has a physical archive of the VV or knows of an electronic one (it seems likely there should be one available). Note you can also apply for your own free access to, as well as a huge list of other sources, at The Wikipedia Library. As far as that particular instance, if you can't find the original, I'd say cite the quote in the SFJazz and see if anyone barks at it. Not exactly the best, but also not likely controversial. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 08:09, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
@Thedevoutcatalyst: There is an archive at Google Newspapers, but it's unfortunately pretty sparse after 1978. It's sad that such an eventful time is missing, when it's certain that there must be a stack of carefully collected issues in at least one apartment in the Village. Perhaps the folks at the RX can be more helpful. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 08:31, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
Hey Alan - nice to hear from you again! Yeah, Stanley came to the editing room to see the movie just as we were finishing. MIMT never played in NYC - Monk's beloved city! I would LOVE to read his article again. I didn't know much about Stanley Crouch back in the day - I sure do now! (very recently passed away). When I get some free time, I will explore the other avenues towards finding late '82, early '83 Village Voice archives. You're totally right - there are yellowing stacks in some moldy old Greenwich Village apartment right now!
If you were the one that linked the review from the SFJazz listing - thank you! Some of the other references were regional papers that aren't archived, but if you see any that can be, it would be great to get more direct links in there if you still have the ability to do so. I don't know if you remember my original attempt at composing a Wikipedia entry, but Jim (Cullen328) completely came to my rescue - without him, I would have been in the sandbox forever! Thank you, Stephen aka: Thedevoutcatalyst (talk) 13:37, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
@Thedevoutcatalyst: The NYPL apparently has an archive, catalogued here, though it appears to be largely incomplete after 1970. There was this news in December 2020, which seems good. I don't know if the Google Archive was the result of Barbey's time at the helm. Perhaps it's a work in progress. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 18:42, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

That's good news the archival value of the Village Voice is recognized in Street Media's acquisition. Aside from Stanley Crouch - Nat Hentoff, Ezra Pound, Henry Miller, James Baldwin, E.E. Cummings, Tom Stoppard, Lester Bangs, and Allen Ginsberg all contributed to the Voice. Thedevoutcatalyst (talk) 19:23, 18 May 2021 (UTC)


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