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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000065.txt from 2004/12

From: "Lelia Loban" <>
Subj: [kl] Practical Value of musiC (OT)
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 08:30:07 -0500

I wrote,
> Never let anybody tell you that music has no practical use.

Forest Aten wrote,
>>Sea Shanties, chain gang songs, what else? Music
>>and labor have gone hand in hand forever I believe....

Yes. Infantry drills, too, with call and response:

Sound off!
(Sound off!)
One, two, three -- and four!

The strange Lars von Trier musical, DANCER IN THE DARK (2000), has some
wonderful song and dance sequences based on the rhythm of workers doing
their jobs, in a steel fabrication factory where the heroine, a musician
(played by Bjork), operates a punch press.

>>I am having kind of a tough time visualizing you
>>with that sledge hammer...:-)

Well, my sledge hammer is smaller than Kevin's. ;-) But you should've
seen me de-framing antique windows with a pry bar, when I owned the stained
glass studio.

Lelia Loban
Q: How do you get an oboe player to play A-flat?
A: Take the batteries out of her tuner.

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