Posted by jrjenks on Sunday, February 14, 2010
A check-in on the Banjo versus TV project — J.R.'s ongoing plan to spend more time on his banjo than on TV. This post covers 1/24/2010 through 1/30/2010.
It was a busy week of non-banjo things. I did manage to attend David Bragman's lecture, "The Banjo, From Africa to the Suburbs" (which I mentioned previously). He gave a nice history of the American banjo experience.
But the lecture was also notable because I met the writer of one of my favorite songs. Here, I snapped a picture.
Here's how it happened.
Various groups of people were chatting after the performance. I joined a conversation already in progress to find that the people were discussing the song Mammary Glands. Since it was one of my favorite songs from the Dr. Demento Show I told the group how much I liked the song and sang the chorus:
Mammary glands - wo wo! Mother nature's dairy delight
You can't make cream or butter cause it's just a human udder
And a natural mammalian sight.
One of the people was particularly pleased to hear how much I liked the song because she was Kristin Lems, the song's writer and performer.
What a treat.
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