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Thread #80981   Message #1479982
Posted By: Abby Sale
07-May-05 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: poor Beethoven or Wanna meet chicks?
Subject: RE: poor Beethoven or Wanna meet chicks?

But I gotta tell ya a more mundane experience of my own. Not unusual 200 years ago or today, as leeneia has indicated (although writing about a different aspect.) But this was my first and, of course, you always remember your first.

1957 and I was driving the gang that day in my parent's car. Our Gang was a typical TV cast of outsiders - each one a stereotype, 1-short-paragraph description of "The xxx" but each different. Obviously, the car owner (or driver) got to pick the music. WQXR and Paul Robeson was singing "Ol' Man River" the way he did.

Jimmy whined out, distressed and serious, "What have they done to 'Ol' Man River Rock?'"

A seminal moment for me of "never the twain shall meet."