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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000702.txt from 1999/04

Subj: [kl] Beta blockers: and bananas
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 14:19:41 -0400

Walter Grabner wrote,
>>Maybe we're supposed to Smoke the bananas, not EAT them. Maybe TYHAT would
cure stage fright!

>>You all remember Donovan's "Electrical Banana" , don't you?
Lelia, I'm sure you do!>>

Yup, 'fraid so. How embarrassing! Oh, well, I guess we've all been through
the young 'n' dumb stage. For the record, all banana peels did for me was
give me a pounding headache and a stuffy nose -- or maybe I should blame the

David Blumberg wrote,
>>>Just whatever you do - don't eat a lot of turkey before a performance.>>>

Ken Wolman wrote,

>>>>SOMEone has to ask this question, which I guarantee is NOT disingenuous:
Why not?>>>>

Can't speak for David Blumberg, but as long as we're talking about folk
medicine and superstition and so forth, I'd guess it's one of the ancient
laws of magick, known as the Law of Contagion or the Doctrine of Signatures:
Eat turkey and play like a turkey.

Hmmm. Eat pork and play like a pig? Eat chicken and chicken out of the
concert? Eat a banana and the reed warps? Eat . . . uh-oh, we're all gonna
starve. But wait! Eat berries and play berry well! Just make sure they're
not raspberries.

"You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, but don't EVER call me mellow

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