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Emily Grossman

Bonfire

September 11, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Back to school, and what better way to celebrate than with a back-to-school bonfire? I'm inviting my entire studio, and we will gather round the warmth of the fire, 'neath the harvest moon, and the stars all sparkly-like, warming to the open flames as they lap up the dark. The open flames, as they lap up the wood, crackling wood, little careless scrolls and fingerboards reducing to glowing embers, then ashes...

It's a bonfire at the Steele String Studio: BYO garbage violin. The merry crackling will be the prettiest sound they ever make, and when the coals are good and steady, we will use the sharpened bows to toast the marshmallows. I'll provide the s'mores.

From Richard Watson
Posted on September 12, 2010 at 7:27 AM

I find this post vaguely unsettling; much as I felt 40 years ago when I heard the joke: What's the difference between a violin and a viola....the viola burns longer. Surely no fiddle can be so bad as to be of no use other than fuel. An experimantal cadaver for an apprentice luthier perhaps?


From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 12, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Teach a few hundred lessons on violins that won't play, and then you'll laugh with me.


From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 12, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Ha.  Haha...  Haaaahahahaha!!!


From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 12, 2010 at 8:17 AM

A joyous fire is a most appropriate occasion to conclude the existence of an otherwise dismal primative tool.  As they say, "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust."  To burn something is to create fire, and fire proclaims the crowning achievement of mankind, the hallmark which separates humans from their primative cousins.  From the fire, the phoenix rises, and from the fire, our souls will be reborn, transformed from the monkeys we once were to civilized homo sapiens once again.


From Richard Watson
Posted on September 12, 2010 at 12:38 PM

I'm still a little squeemish. Maybe it has to do with the moron in Florida advocating the burning of Qurans, which I find gratuitously offensive to billions.


From Tom Bop
Posted on September 13, 2010 at 1:25 AM

let's see, Alaskan frontier-woman vs. "squeemish" guy....I know who my money's on...

 

 

Burn, baby, burn!


From Tom Holzman
Posted on September 13, 2010 at 1:09 PM

What a fabulous idea.  Is this sponsored by some local luthier?  S/he could provide funding for the s'mores and know that s/he will have a substantial increase in business.

BTW, in line with Tom Bop's comment, are you a Mama Grizzlie?  We've been hearing a lot about them down here in the lower 48, but I don't know any.


From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 13, 2010 at 6:58 PM

I treed a bear once...


From Tom Holzman
Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:52 PM

That's quite a feat.  How did you manage it? 


From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 13, 2010 at 11:42 PM

About the same way you'd tree a squirrel, only bigger.

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