Ok, the job hunt is over, and normalcy is making good on its threat to return. I've plenty to post, but for now, let's prime the pump with a shaky recording of Alexander's Ragtime Band. I admit to a love / hate relationship with this piece. First, the lyrics are totally annoying.
The can play a bugle call, like you never heard before
So natural, make you want to go to way
That's just the bestest band what am...
I mean, who wrote this, Popeye? (Answer: Irving Berlin)
But my initial dislike was more than lyrical. The jumps were unnatural to me, and rather than playing them, I had to basically memorize them, because they made little intrinsic sense to me. Once memorized, though, the piece start to come together a little for me, and at that point, it became fun. I played this a lot two weeks ago, and into this past weekend. But then I found I could not polish it to my liking, and I got all annoyed again. So here it is, as good as it is going to get.
Alexanders Ragtime Band - Aw2pp
- Aw2pp, who is all a-twitter about his new job, and will tell you about it later