Mudcat Café message #896112 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57072   Message #896112
Posted By: Midchuck
22-Feb-03 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: Why are some instruments slated?
Subject: RE: Why are some instruments slated?
I tend to dump on banjos a lot, but I like a banjo. When it's played at a reasonable volume level so that it doesn't drown out other instruments, or singers, and when the player doesn't think he's in a race to get to the end of the song first. (And I use "he" intentionally. Female banjo players are much less likely to suffer testosterone poisoning while playing - which makes sense.)

Which means I like about one in five banjos that I hear played.

Just like a gun. There's nothing inherently evil about the machine. The problem is that the wrong kind of people are most likely to be attracted to them.