Klarinet Archive - Posting 000631.txt from 1997/09
From: elspeth4@-----. Grant)
Subj: Naming Instruments
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 17:11:40 -0400
Thanks to everyone who answered my idle question about naming
instruments. The postings gave me a good laugh and have convinced me that
even if the practice isn't common, it's a good one to keep up :-);-)!!! I
have actually remembered the name of my other, plastic clarinet: Claire.
I gave it that name a long time ago and haven't used it much recently, so
I couldn't remember before. I have one more naming story: a friend of
mine at school bought a new Buffet R-13 a few years ago, and was/is very
protectice of it. Not being inclined to, he didn't name the instrument,
but the rest of the section was unable to resist and began calling it
"You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge
and come out completely dry. Most people do."
--The Phantom Tollbooth