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Its really odd, the thing about violas. Violinists must have a severe case of imposter syndrome.

The sad fact is that violinists are all hyperactive and insecure narcissists, who at once envy and fear the quiet confidence and mellowness of violists, who with their off-beat philosophy and seriously sexy tone, cause the screechy little fiddle-bitches to stand out in stark contrast like Trumpers railing against free speech in neon lime green MAGA tee-shirts.

Ho, hum.

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Tall and tan, and young and lovely,
The girl who plays viola goes walking,
And when she passes, each one she passes goes, Ahhhh...

Sexy, sultry, and mysterious. No wonder violinists are freaking out!



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And here we have a young artist performing an impression of a viola in action:



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The instrument nobody loved except Mozart

Mozart couldn't be Worng!

As an infant Mozart cried when he heard violins,but he loved the horn!
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Why dont violists play hide and seek? Because no one would look for them.

Whats the difference between a violist and a dog? A dog is able to stop scratching.

These and 10 other snarky comments come from a Classic FM article about the much-maligned middle child of the string section, which hasnt gotten the respect other instruments receive.

Maybe thats because violas often go unheard by audiences. They have special difficulties projecting over a full orchestra, so no top-tier composer ever wrote a solo concerto for them. Hector Berlioz Harold in Italy comes closest; its a symphony with solo viola parts.

But Mozart loved the viola. His Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola remains the most beautiful piece written well, half-written for that instrument. The father-son team of David and Igor Oistrakh made my favorite recording, though Charlotte Symphony Orchestra music director Christopher Warren-Green also did a fine one; he played violin with his London Chamber Orchestra and violist Roger Chase.


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Who would think a horn should be included in a string quintet, with two violas, a single violin and a cello? Why would a horn also be included in a woodwind quintet?

Here is Katy Woolley, a British horn wunderkind, who took over principal horn in Philadelphia!

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But that's not just any horn, That's a French Horn. They have a very lovely sound. Kind of like the cello of the horn section.

BTW, there is a very interesting analysis of The Girl From Ipanema on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFWCbGzxofU

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Very interesting stuff on This Week In Virology (on YouTube) I saw today. One was from a doctor who leads a medical group in New York. He said pediatricians are reporting a lot of cases of asymptomatic or mild Covid-19 confirmed by antibody testing in which the young person reports they can no longer play a sport such as soccer or Lacrosse that requires sustained cardiac output. Other reports include kids who can't concentrate in class or suffer from a generalized "brain fog". These are Long Covid symptoms.

The other was from a researcher who said everything we "know" about kids and Covid is wrong: We mostly test people with symptoms, and kids usually have asymptomatic cases, so they are very badly under-tested. When they look at antibody surveys of all ages, they find kids actually do get it at about the same rate as adults! The other thing is kids usually shed virus for only about two days, so sub-sampling in schools can easily miss kid's infections. They said in Korea they discovered kids role in the spread by contact tracing: Kids would often be the missing link in a contact thread.

So the attempt to get all the schools reopened in person before everybody gets vaccinated makes it almost a sure thing the parents and siblings of those school kids will be infected. And any grandparents living in their home may die. Some significant percentages of those adults and kids will suffer long-term health problems from Long Covid.

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Its strange that many anti-vaxxers are also avid Trumpers who praise him for the miracle warp speed at which he created the vaccines, and never mention that he and Mel got their shots in January, in spite of the natural immunity they already enjoyed.

So much delusion and mental illness in the world. I wish that pandemic could be brought under control. But I reckon doing it would be communism and multiple violations of the 1st and 2nd Amendments, and all of our freedoms lost to the Deep State the Pedo Government. Of the Pedos, by the Pedos, and for the Pedos... anyone who ever had their picture taken with Jeffrey Epstein is a child sex trafficker (except Donald Tha Great, of course).


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I honestly think hundreds of the most deluded Trumpers getting convicted and going to federal prison for their little insurrection is going to make that political stance a lot less popular over the next year. I also think some members of congress are going to get booted for their actions supporting the insurrection. It's one thing to vote for insurrection. It's another to give insurrectionists reconnaissance tours of the capital.

So I think lots of folks are going to back their insanity down to being a private thing. I see the feds are going after The Proud Boys in a big way. Hopefully, some neo-nazis and KKK-types will crawl back under their rocks.

As for anti-vaxxers, those folks are going to have to deal with their families deaths, their disabled kids, their guilt over killing Grandma, their long Covid symptoms, etc. for the rest of their lives. The rest of us will help pay for the kids medical costs. And then they all burn in hell for eternity when they die. What's not to like? Sounds reasonable to me.

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Its interesting. Now that Moderna is testing children, and everything seems to be working and fine, this will also mean that either children get their shots or children don't get into school. This, I expect, will first cause them to loudly whine, a lot, and then knuckle under so the schools can go back to raising, and feeding, their children whilst they get jobs and go back to work.

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