• On a Lighter Note

    From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Richard Webb on Sun Nov 7 22:16:02 2010
    Hi again, Richard! You also commented in a later message to James Bradley:

    Kathy has no musical talent whatsoever.
    I even discourage her from singing in the
    shower. IT's not pleasing to the ear.
    SHe sings to the Rottweiler, and the dog
    loves it. I start looking for earplugs.


    You probably wouldn't want to hear me sing either, but to my nearest &
    dearest I say "A singing Mommy is a happy Mommy -- count your blessings." :-))




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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Richard Webb on Tue Nov 23 20:46:26 2010
    Hi, Richard! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    You probably wouldn't want to hear me sing either, but
    to my nearest & dearest I say "A singing Mommy is a happy
    Mommy -- count your blessings." :-))

    <rotfl> NOw I wish I could find a way to convince Kathy
    to cease, but as I say, the rOttie loves it.


    Dallas & I once shared our home with an English bulldog who clearly
    enjoyed a recording in which Moe Koffman plays Bach with jazz percussion as his
    accompaniment. It was also one of our favourites. But I must add that bulldog
    hair is like Xmas tree needles & confetti... it works its way into the darndest
    places. I'm still trying to extricate her hair from the speaker cloth.... ;-)



    SHe'd be belting it out in church and I'd tell her that
    I understand the "make a joyful noise unto the lord ... "
    part, but maybe there are exceptions.


    I imagine God would understand her intent even if she can't carry a
    tune in a bucket... however, I can also relate to such things from a musician's
    viewpoint! Recently the three of us went to a gathering, for example, in which
    several of the participants were young adults with Down's syndrome. One of the
    mothers suggested we sing Happy Birthday to So-and-So but gave no indication of
    which key she had in mind. As a former band teacher, I can sing along with the
    trombones or whatever & cut through to the back row if necessary. With a group
    directed by somebody else, and attempting to sing in twelve different keys, I'm
    quite out of my depth. OTOH, the love I felt in that room was awesome.... :-)




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    * Origin: Wits' End, Vancouver CANADA (1:153/716)
  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Richard Webb on Tue Jan 4 22:42:08 2011
    Hi, Richard! Awhile ago you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    Reminds me of a story, my own jh band days. GUy
    sitting next to me in the trumpet section


    In the second or third row, I would imagine... meaning the conductor couldn't easily see what your friend was doing with his feet.



    used to reach out an nudge me with his foot when
    conductor cut of a formatta (spelling)


    Fermata.... :-)



    and we performed concerts in the jh gymnasium,
    audience in the bleachers.

    Band director's wife was on an upper tier and
    didn't relate the cut off signals with my neighbor
    nudging me with his left foot. sO she reports my
    neighbor "harassing" me during the concert.

    [...]

    BD is a big loud guy and does the red faced rage
    bit quite well.


    In the past it was not uncommon, especially at junior high level. I soon discovered as the first female band teacher in xxx community that some of my students didn't take me seriously unless I lowered my annoyance threshold & left them in no doubt about where they stood. If & when they had been with me for a year or two I could relax & open up a bit, as could they... [grin].



    Band director hears my explanation and apologizes
    to the fellow, in front of the entire band.


    Although he & his wife may have judged this situation too hastily, I think it's to his credit that he recognized his error & made his apology where the other band members could hear it. A great lesson for all concerned. :-))




    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: Wits' End, Vancouver CANADA (1:153/716)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Sat Mar 3 02:30:00 2018
    Ardith,

    Fermata.... :-)

    Like 2 musical T-Shirts I saw 40 years ago..."I'm a Fermata -- Hold Me"...and "I'm an Accent -- Attack Me". <G>

    Daryl

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