Great painting and post. Brilliant in so many ways!
Good luck to the modest musician. If you want gigs and an audience you need to do self promotion, unless you are rich enough to have others do your promotion for you.lagartija wrote: ↑Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:59 pmHe has found a niche for himself in the local music scene, and yes, that includes a good deal of self promotion. That sort of thing is less acceptable in Great Britain, (where modesty is considered a virtue) than it is in the US.
[I confess to being more comfortable with the British outlook on such things.]
It sounds like they were really shaken by your joke.
Yeah, tough crowd. I've kept my day job though.CarbonElitist wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:00 pmIt sounds like they were really shaken by your joke.
That must make them quake with anger.jscott wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:11 pmYeah, tough crowd. I've kept my day job though.CarbonElitist wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:00 pmIt sounds like they were really shaken by your joke.
IMO this is the salient point of this conversation. Organology is rife with unrelated instruments that (at least phonetically) have the same name. That's bound to happen when you have several distinct cultures that use such similar languages. Spelling variations and translations only add to the confusion. Was the historical "archguitar" actually called that in plain english in its own time? This sort of thing is an inevitability as we constantly create new instruments while others wane.sxedio wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:58 pmIt definitely won't help future historians, but names of instruments do get recycled for new instruments. E.g. laud in modern spanish is a fairly different instrument to what laud was in the 15th century version of the language. There are still instruments called vihuela in latin America that are fairly different to the historical vihuela. On the other hand, historians and especially those from another language, often invent variations on a name that has stayed the same, to signify different instruments. Paul Sparks did this e.g. by using 'mandolino' exclusively for the old mini-lute, and not the violin-tuned neapolitan instrument that became widespread since the mid 18th century, which I think he calls mandoline in the early form, and mandolin in the modern. In italian of course all of those would have been called 'mandolino'.
Sorry to burst your rubble but if your jokes were that bad, then it kind of was. Oh well, you know what they say, it's the sediment that counts.