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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000911.txt from 2000/04

From: Don Longacre <>
Subj: [kl] Things that drive me nuts, aka Who me? I don't need a lobotomy!
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 22:38:47 -0400

Bill Wright wrote:
> wrote:
> <><> What is this "blow-out" you speak of?
> There is a theory -- and the debates about this get very tiresome
>such that many people here don't want to hear them again -- that
>clarinets wear out (are 'blown out') simply by being blown on for many,
>many years.
> The debate is never settled one way or the other, and it usually
>becomes emotional with lots of 'ad hominem' and anecdotes about how
>"I've played my <whatever> for 30 years now, and my mother played it for
>40 years before me, and my great uncle played it for 50 years before
>that, when our family still lived in <name a country>, and this
>instrument is *still* the most beautiful instrument that ever graced
>human lips...."

Gracefully said, Bill. Lets hope the thread dies a natural death.

Don L.

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