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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 16:25:53 -0800
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: Filthy Lucre, was Re: [CB] Nickel

>> all lucre is filthy, no?
>Definitely not!  No 'things' have inherent goodness or evil in them.
>Careful reading of important literature will reveal that an often
>misquoted phrase reads something like " ... love of money is the
>root of all sorts of evil ..."  (emphasis is mine).   Why in the
>world am I feeling so didactic this AM???   The sun is over the
>yardarm somewhere in the British Empire, maybe I need an adult
>beverage to loosen up.

Perhaps he was referring to the fact that currency is *literally*
covered with bacteria of numerous strains, from being passed from
hand to hand to hand to hand...

Adult beverage sound good in any event ;-)


Grant Green
Sarrusophones, contrabass reeds, &
other brobdignagian acoustic exotica   

From: "Drake Mabry"
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 11:57:27 +0100

Lou's comment on Sudbury brought back my own souvenir when as a member of
the Canadian Opera Company we played in Sudbury. He doesn't exaggerate about
the desolation there. For a perimeter of several miles we saw no trees or
vegetation. When we asked the local people about the strong burning
sensation all of us felt in our noses they responded with "it goes away
after you've lived here for a while" - frightening. What's it like now?
    As for the nickel content of the new euros I'll let you know what news
surfaces here in France.

all the best,



Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 14:36:23 -0800
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Another sad announcement

Another sad announcement, noting the passing of long-time
correspondent (and subscriber here) Dr. Guy Grant:

>Hello oddmuses,
>It is with extreme sadness that I write this to you all, informing you of
>the passing of our founder, Dr. Guy Grant.  Guy passed away at Launceston
>General Hospital on the afternoon of 31 Dec 2001.
>Always eager to help out an odd-musician of any caliber, I was surprised he
>had not jumped into our latest thread of messages, but he had taken ill, as
>I last heard from him in mid-December.  Of course, being a tough old bird,
>he mentioned just feeling slightly "under the weather".
>I am at a loss for words at the moment, but maybe we can all play a little
>odd-music into the skies around the world on New Years Day.
>I believe the list should go on in the spirit in which it was founded, and
>that the Oddmusic CD project, still get completed (even if delayed), as it
>had been a dream for him over the past 4 years.
>When I know of any more details, I will pass on the information.
>He will be sorely missed, as well as reverently and irreverently remembered
>(as he'd probably prefer)
>John Pascuzzi

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