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There it was. In my supermarket, over the sound system, "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison.


What have we come to?


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"Lost in the Supermarket", The Clash.

That's what I'd like to hear playing in Walmart or some such sometime.

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I was in Spar a few weeks ago and they were playing "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead on spar radio. I felt old and unhip.

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What have we come to?

I have a subscription to the Economist. And the last issue had an ad with Keith Richards pushing Louis Vuitton.

I'm not making this up, unfortunately.

So I'm not going to get into supermarket music, because I want to reach the age of 50 before hanging myself in the canned goods aisle.
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I don't know, it's worse to hear them in adverts.
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Once while shopping in December I heard Handel's Hallelujah Chorus arranged for two banjos.

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When I worked at a store, my friends high jacked the CD player and put in some metal core music. It was epic to say the least.

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On 2008-03-26 19:57, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
Once while shopping in December I heard Handel's Hallelujah Chorus arranged for two banjos.

John


You've got to quit shopping at the general store in Hazzard County John! Smile


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I actually heard "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Ozborn, as an orchestral in an elevator once.
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Sometime in the early 1970s I was in a department store and heard a Muzak version of "Springtime for Hitler." I laughed out loud. People looked at me funny. I laughed more.
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On 2008-03-26 19:57, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
Once while shopping in December I heard Handel's Hallelujah Chorus arranged for two banjos.

John


You know, I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, and it still bothers me.

I mean, I'm a nice guy, and I know that Canadians are nice guys, but there's just a wee bit of a problem with this post.

Are you making fun of banjos?

If so, OK, I understand. But...I mean...were you making this up? Or did you really hear it. And if you heard it, did you investigate to learn who it might have been? Bela Fleck, maybe, with someone else? Two banjos?

I'm confused.

Are you aware of the tradition of classical banjo?

I met this cool guy, Eric Stefanelli (and his wife, both incredibly charming people) last summer at a banjo camp, who makes and plays classical banjos. Here's a link:

http://marcdalmasso.chez-alice.fr/page_banjo.html

Most of the information is in French, but you Canadians can handle that, can't you?

But...I'm just kidding. I know you weren't making fun of banjos. You were making fun of supermarkets. (Right?)

And don't get me wrong! While Eric and his charming wife are wonderful people, and classical banjo is a wonderful tradition, Earl Scruggs nevertheless remains one of the greatest musicians of his time. And if you want to make fun of Earl, go ahead, you're allowed. But I will then know that you are a complete, slobbering, brainless, retarded piece of duck doodie who doesn't know the difference between your **** and your ****, and who isn't worth licking away the smegma from dead hippopotamuses' ****.

Mind you, I'm speaking gently.

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And just for fun, here's some stuff you will never hear in a supermarket:

http://www.banjoaddiction.com/songs/jstone_2.mp3

http://www.banjoaddiction.com/songs/jstone_1.mp3

But beware: there are banjos in the clips!
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"Host Of The Seraphim" by Dead Can Dance is the theme song played in the Mist by Steven King. Supermarket is where all people were being killed! Esp the can goods.
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On 2008-03-26 19:57, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
Once while shopping in December I heard Handel's Hallelujah Chorus arranged for two banjos.

John


You know, I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, and it still bothers me.

I mean, I'm a nice guy, and I know that Canadians are nice guys, but there's just a wee bit of a problem with this post.

Are you making fun of banjos?

If so, OK, I understand. But...I mean...were you making this up? Or did you really hear it. And if you heard it, did you investigate to learn who it might have been? Bela Fleck, maybe, with someone else? Two banjos?

I'm confused.

Are you aware of the tradition of classical banjo?

I met this cool guy, Eric Stefanelli (and his wife, both incredibly charming people) last summer at a banjo camp, who makes and plays classical banjos. Here's a link:

http://marcdalmasso.chez-alice.fr/page_banjo.html

Most of the information is in French, but you Canadians can handle that, can't you?

But...I'm just kidding. I know you weren't making fun of banjos. You were making fun of supermarkets. (Right?)

And don't get me wrong! While Eric and his charming wife are wonderful people, and classical banjo is a wonderful tradition, Earl Scruggs nevertheless remains one of the greatest musicians of his time. And if you want to make fun of Earl, go ahead, you're allowed. But I will then know that you are a complete, slobbering, brainless, retarded piece of duck doodie who doesn't know the difference between your **** and your ****, and who isn't worth licking away the smegma from dead hippopotamuses' ****.

Mind you, I'm speaking gently.

Jeff


I must confess, Jeff, that I don't have much taste for Banjo music. And it is true, I did hear this arrangement at West Edmonton Mall a number of years ago. My memory is not perfect: I can't quite remember if it was two banjos or a banjo and a guitar.

As Samuel Johnson said (in a much more unpleasant context) it was rather like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs: it is not done well, but you are surprised to see it done at all.

Now I don't want to get you riled up over this, so I'll check out your links and see if maybe I'm just in need of some musical education. Perhaps Handel's grandeur is not beyond the reach of the mighty banjo--at least in principle.

Oh, and my distaste for West Edmonton Mall at Christmas is considerably greater than my distaste for banjo arrangements of Baroque religious choruses.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I just can't let this go. I've got banjos in my brain tonight and I feel that banjos have been dissed.

Here's another link:

http://www.myspace.com/banjoroots

The banjo has one of the proudest traditions and most interesting histories of any instrument in the world today.

Why shouldn't the Hallelujah Chorus be played on the banjo? Oh, oh, oh...I know, the point was that such interesting music didn't belong in the supermarket. Sorry, forgot that.
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WHOA! We posted at the same time!

John, check out those links. I will understand completely if you still don't like banjo music. That's OK. But it is, as I said, a proud instrument with an interesting heritage. So it is not *self evident* that one thing or another shouldn't be played on a banjo (or two).
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And just for fun, here's some stuff you will never hear in a supermarket:

http://www.banjoaddiction.com/songs/jstone_2.mp3



This one well played but it didn't move me, I'm afraid.
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Nice version of a great folk tune. The banjo really makes the arrangement work. I like banjo in this context very much. Nice playing.

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But beware: there are banjos in the clips!


Thanks for the warning.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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On 2008-03-30 17:35, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:

This one well played but it didn't move me, I'm afraid.



It moves me. Whenever I play it my wife kicks me up to the attic!
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