A quick recap so you’ll understand the story: Recently, Marty, one of my banjo students, gave me an iPod loaded with over 900 songs. (As he put it, “Some of the songs are there because I really like them and some because I thought you would and some are just there.”) I am listening to them in alphabetical order, to make sure I don’t miss any, and Marty is getting a kick out of what he calls my “obsessive compulsive” behavior.
Below are several of our recent email exchanges which eventually have something to do with banjo playing. The Cheryl mentioned is Marty’s wife who in another guise as Lynnette Kent writes romance novels! I’ve read three so far and have really enjoyed them. (Especially When Sparks Fly, the one about the firefighter!)
I made it thru a lot of the D's on the iPod. But somehow the damn thing got on “scramble,” so I had to listen to some songs OUT OF ORDER!!!! But I did hear "Jerusalem’s Choir" and just loved it!
The one I LOATHED was "Do You Love As Good As You Look" by the Bellemy Brothers. I thought it was completely tasteless and demeaning to women and was surprised to find it on your iPod. Undoubtedly an oversight on your part. (I'm assuming that I can speak frankly? I did try to tone it down. Next time I'll tell you how I really feel.<G>)
Okay, I made up for “Do You Love As Good As You Look” with “Did I Shave My Legs For This.” How come you didn't comment on "Trashy Women" by Confederate Railroad? <G> In my defense, Cheryl really likes that song. (I think it is sung tongue in cheek.) Kane's River was a heck of a group to my ear so I am glad you liked “Jerusalem's Choir.” Julie Elkins [his other banjo teacher] has a great voice and unlike me, she's got timing down.
Yeah, I did like “Did I Shave My Legs for This.” Thanks for that. And of course I haven't gotten to "Trashy Women" because it's in the T's! I'm intrigued that Cheryl likes "Do You Love...." I agree that it's (probably) tongue in cheek but still was too over the line for little ole moi....
Actually I meant that she likes “Trashy Women,” not “Do You Love ...” and when I mentioned your objections her response was obviously, "Well, Martin, don't you see the difference?" To which I replied, “Cheryl, I just want to vamp properly on the offbeat.”
And that, dear readers, is simply classic!