The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21330   Message #226777
Posted By: Midchuck
11-May-00 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: Why are guitars SEXY and banjos, not?
Subject: RE: Why are guitars SEXY and banjos, not?
Banjos, like fiddles, are capable of producing beautiful music, but tend to be annoying because a good proportion of the people who play them think faster is better, and think that being able to dominate a jam by drowning out anyone else makes them the best musician.

Like a gun or a fast car, a banjo is not dangerous in itself, but in the hands of a selfish or stupid person, gives that person the power to do more harm than he otherwise could.

I like banjo music, made by someone who can play the damn thing. But I don't dare say so out loud, it encourages the ones who can't and think they can.

Peter.