(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Monday, January 31, 2005

old-time music blogging
I will get back to more substantive things soon, I promise.

For now, something that struck me as very funny this morning, and would strike you as funny too if you were a lover of traditional banjo-fiddle music of the southeastern United States. A thread in the old-time music usenet group: one person asks for all the chords for guitar back-up to the great old fiddle tune "Raleigh and Spencer," and the answer comes back from a true expert: "D."

(There's a substantive lesson here, too, and it is applicable to the practice of law and to the art of political persuasion: "Less is more.")

posted by sam 8:36 AM 1 comments


There is nothing non-substantive about old-timey music!




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