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Re: Left-handed Compliments From Off the Wall


In a message dated 11/16/04 11:00:29, iep@mail.dk writes:

Ted (or should I call you 'Ars'?),

ArsOcarina is the name of my publishing company. Think Latin. If "ars nova"
would be "new arts. " Then "ars ocarina" would be "ocarina arts" or perhaps
a little more obscurely, "goose-egg arts" (and by extension, colloquially, "zero
arts"). I have a fondness for Latin for some peculiar reason (no I am not
Catholic). Maybe it just makes me feel "smarter" for using it -- or it gives
me the illusion of intelligence. I also have a couple of ocarinas and play them.

I own CDs by several members (and former members) of this list and have
downloaded the music of quite a few more. Much of it is good, some of
it less good. But your 'putzing about' with a guitar and sundry
electronica is certainly the most frequent guest in my CD-player. Make
of that what you will ...

Well, er . . . thanks! The two half-day sessions it took to record were a
high point of my musical life that I am still trying to recapture fragments
of somehow -- one of those rare instances where you leap from the cliff
edge and miraculously find yourself flying. That it happened on two
consecutive days in a row is a buoying thought that gives me hope
it will happen again someday.

People have continually said some really nice things about it. This tends
to confirm to me the idea that something different (from normal) was
happening at the time. But, it seems almost as inappropriate for me to
wholly take credit for it as it would to take credit for a sunset or a rainbow.
I know that's got to sound really, really odd. But that's the conviction I have.
It (the music in those 10 improvs) frankly seems to have been coming
from a place (within or without) that I have no control over and cannot
conjure on demand.

The idea that you enjoyed it DOES make me glad, however. Thanks!

Best regards,

tEd kiLLiAn


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