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Music Hath Its Charms

Barbara 19 Aug 00 - 11:19 AM
Quincy 19 Aug 00 - 12:15 PM
CarolC 19 Aug 00 - 06:36 PM
katlaughing 19 Aug 00 - 06:40 PM
Sorcha 19 Aug 00 - 10:30 PM
bflat 20 Aug 00 - 04:37 PM
GUEST,leeneia 20 Aug 00 - 11:05 PM
Sorcha 20 Aug 00 - 11:14 PM
Barbara 20 Aug 00 - 11:41 PM
Jim Dixon 29 Sep 10 - 09:07 AM
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Subject: Music Hath Its Charms
From: Barbara
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 11:19 AM

From an email list I am on.
Blessings,
Barbara

Hope you get a kick out of this little story...it's what happened to Nancy and me (Gayle) on the way home from camp ( the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop ) I'm southbound on I-5, very innocently going 80, (ok, maybe it was 85) and suddenly, the red lights appear in my rear-view mirror. I was shocked of course, (oh my gosh...was I SPEEDING!??)
My wallet/driver's license was at the BOTTOM of my suitcase, which was at the BOTTOM of everything in the back of my car and as I'm leaning over into the back searching for it, Nancy is Running at the Mouth about camp and what it's like and how secluded it is and how we've had very little touch with the outside world and how it's music, music, music, and how we're just getting back to reality, and to prove it she whips open the back lid of the Jeep and sure enough, ready to fall all over the road is a bass, three guitars, a fiddle, a mandolin, a couple of crates of music books and two sacks of rhythm instruments. I'm still digging, mind you, I KNOW that wallet's in there somewhere and I hear Nancy say to the cop "If you don't give her a ticket, she'll sing you a song!" and I think, oh right Nancy...like, I'm so sure!... Well, I finally get my hands on my wallet and go over to him and he's standing there, arms crossed, and he says "So, what song are you going to sing for me?" I looked at Nancy and said out of the corner of mouth "well it sure as hell ain't Willin'" which totally went over his head but she got it and then I said, "okay, Nancy, here we go... 1, 2...1, 2, 3, 4!" and we go into the swinginest a capella version of 'Is you is or is you ain't my baby?" complete with the loudest finger-snapping you've ever heard and a few dance steps thrown in.... Got through the first part of the song and he said "hey, all right, nice, nice...well, you ladies have a nice...." and I said "Oh no you don't, you're hearing the whole thing!!" and we made him stay there while we finished the song. I mean come on, NO-ONE walks out on a song midway...how rude! It must have been a funny sight for the other drivers going by...us
and him on the side of the road....

Did I get a ticket? Nope. Ain't music just the coolest thing??


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Subject: RE: Music Hath Its Charms
From: Quincy
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 12:15 PM

Great story!!!!
I should have tried singing when the guy was taking the clamp off my car recently....it would have saved me £50!!

No maybe not.....if I sang he would have been more likely to have towed the car away instead!!!

Keep on singing
best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Music Hath Its Charms
From: CarolC
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 06:36 PM

My poor son never learned very many songs through the fine old tradition of mothers singing to children. Whenever I tried to sing him a song, he would ask me to please stop.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Music Hath Its Charms
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 06:40 PM

Barbara! That is a great story! Power to the Music!! Yee-Haw!!!


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Subject: RE: Music Hath Its Charms
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 10:30 PM

Oh Funny!! No doubt it made his day too, a great story to tell in the Squad Room. Funny, safe and non threatening!


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Subject: RE: Music Hath Its Charms
From: bflat
Date: 20 Aug 00 - 04:37 PM

Barbara,

A most humorous story. Seems like it would be a good idea to make Music Appreciation a part of the Police Academy Training Program. It might go a long way to taking the edge off.

bflat


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Subject: RE: Music Hath Its Charms
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Aug 00 - 11:05 PM

Funny? Non-threatening? I don't think there's anything funny about somebody doing 85. If you, like me, had seen your father almost killed by a speeder, you would understand and appreciate life a lot more.


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Subject: RE: Music Hath Its Charms
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Aug 00 - 11:14 PM

Sorry, leenia, that was not quite my point. I'm sorry, you are correct, 85 is not really funny on impact. My point was, as hubby is a cop, that a Speeder does not have a gun, is not usually fleeing from a violent crime, and speeding is a low impact "crime" as long as there is no accident. I too, have seen what speed does on impact--it KILLS--no contest, and is not funny. There are valid reasons for speed limits, and they should be observed.But, I am sure it still did make the Cops' day, because he was not threatened. That was my only point.


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Subject: RE: Music Hath Its Charms
From: Barbara
Date: 20 Aug 00 - 11:41 PM

Yah, and I know the stretch of road she's describing. It's straight freeway, four lanes either side, and people routinely drive it between 55 and 80. I can't remember about WA, but I think part of it's posted 70.
I've also experienced the "how do I remember how to drive?" phenomenon that occurs after a week in the woods making music. I usually err on the side of too slow, however.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Music Hath Its Charms
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 09:07 AM

Refresh. I just thought a lot of people might enjoy this story.


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