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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000691.txt from 1999/04

From: "David B. Niethamer" <dnietham@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: [kl] Beta blockers and... Bananas??
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 23:24:46 -0400

Teri Herel asked:

>So I've heard that bananas... can calm the nerves before a performance.
>Anybody got the real banana deal on this? Would I have to eat a twenty foot
>long banana, or is it simply the silliness of eating a banana that calms the
>nerves?

It's the potassium (or so I've heard).

on 4/14/99 5:26 PM, Jack Kissinger wrote:

>This sounds like urban myth to me. I mean, have you ever seen a calm
>chimpanzee? ;^)

No, but then I've never seen one at an orchestral audition. This suggests
to me that we have the evolutionary model backwards - they're smarter
than we are! ;-)

David

David Niethamer
Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony
dnietham@-----.edu
http://members.aol.com/dbnclar1/

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