January 18, 2005 at 5:11 AM
I stopped in a music store today and bought some trifles, namely bumper stickers, even though I don't have a car. One of the stickers says, "If you can read this, thank a music teacher," and is ornamented with fragments of musical score. I bought this one to replace my previous one, which I lost. I had tried to stick it on my violin case, but it didn't stick. The case is covered with a fabric similar to what's used on backpacks. Oh well, I'm teaching music, not physics or chemistry. My other purchase was inspired by a frustrating lesson I gave to a talented student yesterday. It says, "Go home and practice," and it's ornamented with skull and crossbones. I passed up "Tune it or die," also with skull and crossbones, because I think it's better suited to a 12 string guitar. An interesting one that appealed to me personally says, "Support the arts. Kiss a Musician." (See my previous blog entry.) However, I felt that "marry" or "hug" would be more appropriate for me, and I already have "Hug a musician." To be practical, or maybe wishful, I hung a few of my business cards on the bulletin board. I managed to get out of the store without buying any more sheet music, but I confess that it was because they didn't have anything for violin there. So, my wild shopping spree only cost me $3.00 + tax.