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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001394.txt from 1998/03

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <>
Subj: Re: Anna and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 10:43:56 -0500

On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, Dan Leeson: wrote:

> I think that at one time I happened to be the finest basset horn player
> in all of Montana, but then another guy moved in and he played, too. So
> I became the second finest basset horn player in all of Montana.

But, we have to be careful about one of these things. Once I had occasion
to think that I was the best bassoon player in Paris. Paris, Tennessee,
that is. However, unknown to me at that time and probably to other people
who might have wanted to claim that distinction, Charlie Sirard, former
bassoonist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra had retired and moved to
Paris, which was the hometown of his wife. So then I decided that for a
few days, I was the best bassoonist in Paris, Tennessee who had never
played in the Detroit Symphony!

> It's the kind of thing one puts on a resume.

Yes, and many more tenuous claims than that one have been put on resumes.

Ed Lacy

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