Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should"

The title is borrowed from one of Rachelle Garniez's new songs (written for Catherine Russell) and might well be applied to the great compositions for solo piano or any other type of music routinely assigned to music students before they can tell that there is a difference between a floor and a ceiling.

This really happened:  A honking car horn clearly meant that someone was trying to attract my attention as I walked along Broadway on the West Side.  When I went to see what he wanted the beckoning driver asked, "Which way is up?"