Re: [Harp-L] Why am I killing the 4-blow reed so quickly?
Hey Smo-Joe! As rabid as you sound, I'm with ya!
Smo-Joe wrote (in part):
I was overhearing the wife's i-pod as she was in her sewing room.
There was a tune by Tommy Dorsey. Yeah, I know, he's just some old
fart from the 30s. Well, lemme tell you, his trombone sent shivers
down my spine. I had forgotten how good he was. Soft and smoothe. It
was art in it's purest form.
Then a few minutes later came this screaming jerk. It curdled my
blood and I had to leave the house and go outside. Just a bunch of
screaming and a background band that had that annoying ba-da ba-da
shuffle loud drum beat. The kind that makes your heart go out of
time. Who was it, you ask. Well this may not be politically correct,
but it was Bruce Springsteen.
Whaaaaaaa a bunch of crap. This is what I'm talking about. Everyone
yaking and yaking about this and that and playing this crap and that
crap. When is everyone gonna wise up and play REAL. I guess it's a
sign of the times. What happened to dressing real? Everyone walking
around trying to see how shi**y they can look. Why? To attract
attention? Well ya got mine. Then there's the school of 'How many
freaking pieces of hardware can I inject in my facial orifices and if
I don't have enough, I can make more'.
Oooh, let's see if I can wear this really really scary freaky weird
hairdo. Ooooh, let's see how many filthy words I can jam into my
neanderthal vocabulary. Here's the deal. Throw away all those lesson
plans that talk about 3rds 5ths maj7ths dim aug 9ths, minor
whatchamacallits and just play the harp. FEEL it, LIVE it. BREATHE
it. LOVE it. CARESS it. Jesus.......quit making it so hard.
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