RE: [SCA-JML] period musical instruments
> -----Original Message-----This is great. I see this being retold at Pennsic next year....
> From: Anthony J. Bryant [mailto:ajbryant@...]
> A wonderful story my old shakuhachi prof told us at FSU:
> A heian nobleman returned to his home to find it had been
> robbed. Everything he
> owned -- everything -- was gone. All but his hichiriki, which
> had been left
> lying on the floor. Dejected, he sat down and began playing.
> The thief heard the
> playing, and brought everything back.
> One moral says that he was moved by the plaintive notes.
> Another moral -- the
> one most likely -- is that he brought the stuff back to get
> the guy to stop
> playing. <G>
- Solveig wrote:
> Just because a sho sounds like a banshee in heat? What has become of ourThey're brave enough in the face of rattan, but like most would blanch at the
shriek of a hichiriki. Hey, they're only human. <G>
- Anthony J. Bryant wrote:
>Well, there once was a guy that attempted to get a set of foam and duct tape
> Oh, dear: I just had the image of someone trying to authorize in
> hichiriki and sho, and finding that no marshals could stand to be on
> the field. <G>
bagpipes authorized. Almost managed to, but the knight marshal managed to
stop laughing long enough to realize they'd make a nice flail.
He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in.