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On 2007-09-16 21:32, CJRichard wrote:
generally speaking they don't write 'em anymore the way Rodgers and Hammerstein did.


No, they don't. Do you remember the line in Amadeus where Salieri tells Mozart that he doesn't let the audience know when to clap? That's Rodgers and Hammerstein: they let us know when to clap--and cry, and laugh, and sing along. That's why I call it kitsch. It's not music for intellectuals.

Now, Andrew Lloyd Webber--see, that's stuff for intellectuals. It's pretentious, effete nonsense. You can't even play your banjo along with it. A banjo in "Cats"? I mean, really! I would bet $500 that Andrew wears bikini underwear.

But I can play my banjo along with "Oklahoma". You betcha!

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On 2007-09-20 04:21, stoneunhinged wrote:
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On 2007-09-16 21:32, CJRichard wrote:
generally speaking they don't write 'em anymore the way Rodgers and Hammerstein did.


No, they don't. Do you remember the line in Amadeus where Salieri tells Mozart that he doesn't let the audience know when to clap? That's Rodgers and Hammerstein: they let us know when to clap--and cry, and laugh, and sing along. That's why I call it kitsch. It's not music for intellectuals.

Now, Andrew Lloyd Webber--see, that's stuff for intellectuals. It's pretentious, effete nonsense. You can't even play your banjo along with it. A banjo in "Cats"? I mean, really! I would bet $500 that Andrew wears bikini underwear.

But I can play my banjo along with "Oklahoma". You betcha!

Jeff


Oh God no! Not the image! Andy Loud Webby in bikini underwear! Arrrrgh!

Question is, can you play your banjo to Sondheim?
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Sondheim? Banjo? I suppose I could play some stuff from West Side Story, but he didn't write the tunes to that, did he?

Into the woods? Nope. But I suppose I could use my ukulele if I were sitting on a beach with Bernadette Peters.

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On 2007-09-15 10:39, Chrystal wrote:
Thanks Mandrake,

I misread it..hope that doesn't place me in the lame brained category. :O)

C


God, if it does then I fit into the "brain <dead>" category for all the stuff <I've> misread!

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On 2007-09-21 08:34, stoneunhinged wrote:
Sondheim? Banjo? I suppose I could play some stuff from West Side Story, but he didn't write the tunes to that, did he?

Into the woods? Nope. But I suppose I could use my ukulele if I were sitting on a beach with Bernadette Peters.

Jeff


"Sweeny Todd" on the banjo! Smile Give it kind of a "Deliverance" slant!
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