Klarinet Archive - Posting 000083.txt from 1997/09
From: Lisa Clayton <clayton@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: you call that music?
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 15:27:30 -0400
> It is very easy to point at music that you do not find culturally
> acceptable and say, "ech" but someone must like it or else it
> would not be around. My mother used to love Liberace and she
> often expressed to me how she felt he "was the finest musician
> who ever lived." I punched her in the mouth a couple of times for
> that remark but it didn't do any good. That's what she liked.
> And for me to take a counter position based on rationality, was
> a waste of spit.
I guess it wouldn't be prudent to state that I'm a (ob clarinet)
Jimmy Sturr fan, eh? I think Dan has a great point here about cultural
differences. My ethnic heritage is Slovene (home of at least one
polka style) and culturally, good 'ol 'merican white trash (who
happily listens to *good* country music-- ie, Bob Wills). On the
other hand, I know very well that's not everyone's cup of tea. For
that matter, I can't stand much post-Nirvana rock. I'm another one
who finds Marilyn Manson tedious.
And, as an aside, Roy Clarke is hardly considered the best country
guitarist ever. That honor should go to Jimmy Bryant, of Jimmy Bryant
and Speedy West fame. And frankly, Junior Brown is giving him a
run for his money these days.
------ Lisa K. Canjura-Clayton <*> clayton@-----.edu
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