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Classical Notes: April 16, 2006 Archive

Channeling Ida Benson

Posted at 11:13 AM on April 16, 2006 by Bob Christiansen (2 Comments)
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I was having an online chat with my family as we do every week, and the topics were standard for us: food, the upcoming reunion and animals. We started getting into animals and music, and I realized that I've never met the supposed "His Master's Voice" dog...an animal that will sit and contentedly listen to music with you. I actually thought about that when I got a dog...what a nice way to spend an afternoon or evening, sitting by the fire, listening to music with my trusty faithful companion.

My dog HATES music! All music: rock, classical, jazz, movie soundtracks...doesn't matter to her, she just gets up and leaves the room. My grandmother used to do that too, with any TV program she didn't like. She would get up and leave the room, with her standard "Ish, Ish" trailing off into the distance. So basically my dog is channeling my grandmother! Oh, and she hates fires, too.

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