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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000204.txt from 1998/03

From: Robin Fairbairns <>
Subj: Re: MARCHING BAND - THE END (hopefully)
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 05:31:02 -0500

roger shilcock writes:

> What is a marching band, and what is its place in American musical
> culture - if any??? I think some of us need to told, after deleting
> so many messages.

aiui, it's one of those inscrutable things like american foopball,
hamburgers in cotton wool buns, and "cheer leaders", which are
absolutely vital but designed to be completely incomprehensible to the
furriner such as you or me.

i think the best thing is to try and ignore them. after all, there
were only 19 messages about them this morning when i logged in as
opposed to 56 yesterday, so perhaps the trend is downwards at last ;-)


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