A blog about music, mostly.
More than 30 years years ago, I went to a lecture-recital by Nicholas Slonimsky in LA. Throughout he kept his coat buttoned up, until the end when he opened it up to reveal a T-shirt with Ives's image on it and a button that read "Ives Thrives!"
As indeed he does. He also jives. Or gives. English is an orthographically and phonetically infuriating language. A cat lives nine lives. Yeesh.Apologies in advance for this one:A daring composer named IvesAte nothing but onions and chives.Though his grand compositionsDrew praise from musiciansHis breath made them run for their lives.
Why did I never see this before? It made me smile on a day when I didn't feel like smiling. Thanks.
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