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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000277.txt from 2002/06

From: "Forest E. Aten Jr." <>
Subj: Re: [kl] A (musical?) game
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 13:52:47 -0400

Once upon a "time"....[a great teacher led, again by example, the membership
of the Klarinet list "down the hot and dusty trail". One of the clarinet
players playing the interactive game (not the one with the photographic
memory) notes that gardening involves planting seeds and thanks the other
player for their efforts on the NG. Later, (rather than sooner) the player
without the photographic memory knows that not every flower in the garden is
perfect, but notes that most all of the flowers bring enjoyment to many
people, including the gardeners.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Pay" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] A (musical?) game

> On Fri, 7 Jun 2002 21:43:56 -0500, said:
> > Once "upon".....
> Once upon "a" [time there were two clarinet players who tried to play an
> interactive game on the Klarinet list. In the end they became so
> obsessed with it, and it consumed so much bandwidth, that Mark Charette
> had to throw them off the list.
> [It was decided further that they needed to get a life, and as a
> rehabilitation measure, they were regressed to their early teens and put
> in the charge of a brilliant and charismatic clarinet teacher, who
> pushed them to his, and their, limits. And due to some as yet
> unexplained feature of the regression, this time round they wound up
> with immaculate techniques and near-photographic memories for music.
> Their performances of the duo repertoire were flawless, and they had
> international careers both seperately and together.
> [What no-one on the Klarinet list could understand, however, was that
> they weren't particularly happy or fulfilled. They complained that
> somehow, they hadn't *chosen* their careers. The success didn't belong
> to them, and so no amount of acknowledgement from public or critics was
> enough to satisfy them. Other people clamoured to go through the
> process, saying that *they* wouldn't be worried by anything like that
> sort of psychobabble; but in the meantime the scientist who had done the
> regression had died, taking his secret with him, and the clarinet
> teacher had retired, declaring that he had wasted his life on others.
> [The two clarinet players retired, and took up gardening. They still
> sometimes play their game on ICQ.]
> Tony
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