Klarinet Archive - Posting 001327.txt from 1998/03
From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: The "eefer" syndrome
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:40:40 -0500
> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.90
> Subj: Re: The "eefer" syndrome
> On Sat, 28 Mar 1998, Daniel A. Paprocki wrote:
> > This "eefer" thing I think is a band director thing.
> No, it's a musician thing. This nickname for the Eb clarinet has been
> around far longer than any of us on this list. There was a novelty
> composition for band, probably from the 1920's or 30's called "Eefer's
> Holiday" or "Eefer's Revenge" or something like that.
> In a world such as we live in today, where people seem to be so
> hyper-sensitive about the slightest perceived insult, it shouldn't be
> considered surprising that someone would take umbrage over this informal
> soubriquet. In my humble opinion, those who spend time worrying about
> this have far too little to do, and have a very distorted sense of
> perspective about the world's problems.
> Ed Lacy
Ed, I am wounded!! My head is bowed in shame. I shall go off to
the woods and be alone.
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California