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Friday, December 9, 2011

Ganging Up On Mom

My kids have developed interesting opinions on lots of things.  Sometimes they disagree with me.  I’m not sure if they were right or not this morning.

We were on the way to school.  I have found a radio station that plays Christmas music full time.  The song was unfamiliar. We were trying to decide what the style of music was.

I thought it was Jazz.  Nope.  It didn’t have trumpets or saxophones, my boys from the Jazz Band said.  So it couldn’t be Jazz. 

As I’ve said before, I’m not at my best before I’ve had my coffee.  There was no budging these two, especially since they were fresh from a superb performance of the Eagle Jazz Band Extraordinaire. 

So:  For those who need a definition of Jazz, (that would be Tall Guy and Three Speed), Mom has now had some coffee, and some time to cruise the internet.  Since I am informed that they are not regular readers of this blog, those of you who are may inform them that I have posted this.

Jazz is actually a form of music.  “The musicians make do with whatever instruments they have.”  “No instrument is off limits.”   The instruments vary with the style of music being played.  The most popular instruments are piano and saxophone.  Usually the Jazz band will also include trumpet, double bass, drums, trombone and clarinet. 

Other common instruments include coronet, guitar, conga, banjo and tuba.  Instruments that were also mentioned in my web search (between and after seeing patients) included wood blocks, flute, harmonica, vibraphone, oboe and COWBELL!
Some even offered coupons!

Don’t forget the vocalist. That would often be the sexy voiced siren hugging the microphone out front, or leaning on said piano. 

Gotcha, guys.

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