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Banjo Haters!!

Posted by Julies Music on Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Oh no! I seem to be surround by banjo haters at work. I was wearing my http://www.banjohangout.org T-Shirt to work. And next thing I am overhearing is how some of my co-workers stating how they do not like the banjo.

WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO!

Keep on Pickin'!
God bless ya'll
Liebe
Julie



9 comments on “Banjo Haters!!”

TOMCAT Says:
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 @10:40:51 PM

You could always have "Banjo haters suck" printed on the back!

Paul Bock Says:
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 @11:05:38 PM

     The banjo was brought to America from Africa by the native people in the 1700s.  It evolved in the 1800s into the 5-string banjo we know and love today.  Ergo, the 5-string banjo is THE original American musical instrument and to "not like it" is simply un-American.  I hope none of your banjo-hating co-workers ever try to get a security clearance.....     :-) 

NMD Says:
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 @11:42:36 PM

I hear you.  I get a lot of ribbing at work for playing banjo.

Banjo23055 Says:
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 @11:52:27 PM

Just tell them it must be because they have never heard you play!!

stanger Says:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 @3:13:40 AM

Non-musicians are a funny bunch. I heard a story on this years ago on NPR- by most accounts, the banjo and the accordion were 2 of the least liked instruments according to what people said, but after listening to sound samples before the questions, most who claimed they didn't like the banjo didn't associate it with the sound they heard.
Another interesting thing was non-players tended to claim to prefer the 'classy' instruments- the piano, violin, flute, etc. But when asked what they actually bought to listen to, none of these were common. The electric guitar rules as the stringed instrument of common listener's choice.

PaulKirby Says:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 @7:11:33 AM

I can't imagine anyone in their heart of hearts not liking the banjo.  There's a Jeeves and Wooster episode where the whole Drones Club takes up the banjo. My wife's family and I watched it together. They howled with laughter, and even in that comic context and a style of music that I don't play or go out of my way to listen to (minstrel songs), the high ring of 12 banjos together made me inexplicably happy.

androo Says:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 @9:32:23 AM

I HATE people who HATE the banjo!!! Bwahahah!

clawfootcurt Says:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 @11:13:42 AM

When some of my co-workers want to signify that a customer has low intelect, they mouth out the beginnings of dualing banjos.

clawfootcurt Says:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 @11:14:49 AM

dueling-oops

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