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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001396.txt from 1998/03

From: "Dan Leeson:>
Subj: Re: Anna and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 11:31:24 -0500

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.73
> Subj: Re: Anna and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

> 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!

You are quite correct. When I moved to Los Altos, which is a very small
town, I bragged about being the best basset horn player in the city.
Then I found out that Alex Williams lives in the same town, and Alex
played with the NBC symphony and is (or was) a crackerjack player.

But I really was the best in El Centro, or at the least the best in the
motel in which I happened to be practicing.

> > 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
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California

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