3974Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: When did Jazz die?
- Mar 20, 2007Despite having the dubious distinction of once being the only one in my
class to pass the Latin exam (51 out of 100!), all that remained were random
bits such as "Brittania insula est" and the ability to read a union banner
in Canada many years later that read "Nil illegitemae carborundum". Still, I
suppose I got something out of years of studying Latin, because despite my
success with the Dead Language, I failed most other subjects. My Big Pass in
Latin at age fourteen just coincided with my discovery of jazz. Not just the
stuff we listened to on the radio ("March of the Bobcats", "Well get it",
"Song of India", "Hey ba ba re bop", "Golden Wedding") but Bunk's "One Sweet
Letter From You" which, played on a local radio programme one Saturday
afternoon, just exploded in my brain and set me on a course that has lasted
over half a century.
(Failed altar boy)
But I agree with Robert - we're getting a bit off-topic, here!
Anyone out there got any material on Guy Kelly?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Greenwood" <robertgreenwood_54uk@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:48 PM
Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: When did Jazz die?
> Why is Latin a dead
>> language even if it's still taught in school? It's dead because it
> is being
>> artificially preserved.
> I know this is veering dangerously close to being off-topic, but Latin
> is not a dead language. Without some understanding of Latin, you
> (probably) have a limited understanding of your own language. Does
> anyone fancy extending the metaphor to the benefits that come from a
> knowledge of earlier jazz forms?
> Robert Greenwood
> (who, sadly, was never taught Latin at school)
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