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Friday, January 14, 2011

Where Clarinets Go, Treble Follows

The bag should have been the tip-off

Well, this is a great relief:

  1. Loughner's Ex-Girlfriend Says He Was "Normal"
    The alleged gunman's teenage sweetheart said they practiced clarinet together.
    Read original story in The Wall Street Journal | Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

Of course, clarinet-playing may seem to say "wholesome American fun" to large swath of the country, but there is a good kind of crazy, and a bad. True, Benny Goodman had his Hotsy Totsy Gang, but it didn't get any crazier than a wild rendition of "Sing, Sing, Sing". Woody Allen is another clarinet alum who didn't exactly bring honor to the legions of those who played the reedy instrument, but he wasn't a stone-cold killer, either.

Ruth Buzzy said "Sex and violins" were the downfall of civilization; perhaps it is actually the clarinets we should watch out for.

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Blogger Minstrel Boy said...

I could torture my dog with mine back in junior high. Word was that one man had been able to even kill rats with his clarinet long ago.

Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 3:18:00 AM GMT-5  

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