Re: [bbshop] Greed? I don't think so.
- I doubt that any barbershop quartet ever got rich from show fees and recording sales, so I don't buy the greed motive. My dear wife, who tolerates barbershop but doesn't love it like I do, would probably say that the biggest motive for being in a quartet is "fan worship". Having spent about 9 years in busy, contest-oriented quartets, I would say that ego is part of it to varying degrees with most of us, but there is also the motive of wanting to bring joy to an audience by sharing what we love and are blessed to be able to do.
VP, Illinois District Quartet Champions Association
>>> "tulsa1938" <occash@...> 4/1/05 11:57 AM >>>bubman 63 insinuates that my Limerick in some way translates to MaxQ>>>
A man named Cash once decreed
That barbershop singing succeed
Their parts they would carry
And Cash would sing bari
But now it's all contest and greed.
This Limerick IS NOT directed at MaxQ or any other Society quartet. OC
was a bari alright (the world's best, from what he said), but more so
he was an administrator (flame suit on and zipped up tight).
Although I admit that haven't yet had the pleasure of working closely
with Jeff or Greg, their credentials are impeccable and speak for
However, I CAN personally vouch for the fact that the word GREED does
not compute with the name Tony DeRosa or with the name Gary Lewis.
Tony is an incredible Barbershopper who gives all he has,all the time,
like his dad before him.
At a most difficult time, I personally observed Gary Lewis give of
himself and his talents way above and beyond the call of duty and saw
him turn a total disaster into a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience
while we were on tour together in Ireland. The words character and
amazing talent best decribe Gary Lewis.
Can you imagine the greed that must be involved in creating a
barbershop CD for children?
Perhaps folks should step back long enough to think about WHY MaxQ is
making a children's CD. Maybe then you will understand their
motivation. Maybe then, you will understand them? It's my
understanding that a portion of every CD that they sell will go to a
Bubman 63 says, he wouldn't wouldn't walk across the street to hear
MaxQ... from what I have observed, most people would prefer to run
(across the street to hear them).. Put me down for one of those new CDs!
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