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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000356.txt from 2004/10

From: "Karl Krelove" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Ideal clarinet tone
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 20:11:53 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dnleeson []
> Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 1:53 PM

>> "With no wish to get into the "dark/bright" argument that crops
>> up
>> periodically (stay calm, Dan), I wonder, because I don't know how
> I simply wish to point out that I have been a perfect gentleman
> by staying out of this conversation despite the fact that I got
> "agita" from reading it.

Yes, you have, Dan.

> I figure that if I bring up an opinion
> about the ridiculousness of bright and dark sounds one more time,
> someone will take out a contract on me.
They might.

> But am I left alone for being a decent guy and keeping my mouth
> shut? No.
> Am I loved for my own true self? No.
> Does appreciation grow for my profound perception? No.
> Instead, Karl gives me a zinger for NOT getting involved. He
> says, "Stay calm, Dan."

Sometimes, you just can't win.

> You can't win in this world.
I just said that.

> I think I'll write another book that too damn many clarinetists
> are not reading. And in it, the protagonist (who will be made
> into a psychosexual murderer rapist killer sadist pizza eater who
> happens to play clarinet with an impossibly absurd "bright"
> sound) will be named Karl.
Well, I've already been a hurricane already this year. But leave out the
pizza - it's off my Weight Watchers' diet (too many points). The rest of it
sounds OK.

> You have messed with the wrong guy Karl. The power of the pen
> (or should I say the keyboard) is mightier than any alleged dark
> sound.

We will one day all bask in the eternal bright light of knowledge about what
is dark and what isn't - meanwhile we can only wait and hope (or fear that
our own sounds won't qualify).

I admire your restraint. Meanwhile (big finish) Write on, macLeeson! :-)


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