[Dixielandjazz] Auld Lang-revisited
sharp-b at clearwire.net
Mon Nov 23 12:10:28 PST 2009
I personally love a good banjo, especially one made from wood---they
burn longer. ( ok, so that's an old one, and you've heard it). Until
they set up a "sick humor rehab", there's no hope for me.
I just threw in the Auld-Lang-banjo-player remark as "stupid
musician's humor".... you know how that goes. . . I'm certain that
banjo players hear it all the time. If I just pick up a banjo and
carry it around, the jokes start flying at me, satisfying my
masochistic tendencies. There ought to be a law against such banjo
malignment, huh? With today's laws it's almost the only group remaining
that we can legally make jokes about.
Seriously, I honestly do love good banjo playing and play string bass
or rhythm guitar with a couple of professional banjo players at the
Sacramento banjorama and other events. Banjo players have as much fun
as anyone, and are definitely a bunch of nice people. That said,
please don't hit me with your banjo should we ever cross paths.
On Nov 23, 2009, at 10:35 AM, Gluetje1 at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 11/23/2009 9:34:11 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> sharp-b at clearwire.net writes:
>> I Forgot to add, regarding the correct key - --
>> Ask the banjo player what key he learned it in.
>> bsHow could a song be learned that is only needed once a year? Might
>> as well just fake one like that! (I'm joking folks!)
> Auld Lang Syne is in the St. Louis Banjo Club book in the key of F.
> We play for sing along audiences of 75 - 100 twice a month.
> A by-the-book St. Louis banjoist.
> PS: By the way music reader's come in handy when someone does do a
> revival of shows such as Mame. Banjoists who read scores are becoming
> very scarce.
> PPS: Related to the above I don't get too upset with the person
> who doesn't like the sound of the banjo. Rather I get upset with the
> person playing the banjo that you did not like hearing.
> PPPS: I guess we're lucky when we reach our senior years. The young
> are happy with their own musical creations. And we don't mind dying
> so much since the planet is getting unrecognizable to us anyhow. Plus
> it often "sounds terrible" to our ears.
IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.
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