Air on a G string

@Canellita (12058)
United States
January 8, 2010 12:55am CST
Isn't it beautiful? I was sitting here in front of the computer listening to last.fm and more or less winding down for the evening with a glass of wine and debating whether I was going to try and stay up and work a while or get ready for bed. I picked up my yarn to try and finish the scarf I had been working on that I needed to correct and as soon as I heard the first strains of the violins I recognized the piece immediately. Of course, I never knew it was Bach. I have to admit I enjoyed a slightly adolescent chuckle over the title and came straight here to myLot to post a discussion about it. Little did the old man know, G string would come to have a completely different connotation so many years later. It's a beautiful piece of music and to everyone who thought this discussion was going to be about lingerie, gotcha! I decided to try classical music for a change and see what last would come up with. I have been listening to Sufi music and Arab and Indian and African so I decided to give the other stuff a shot. I started typing in names of vocalists but that wasn't working so then I put in Beethoven, which is what got me to Bach's Air on a G string.
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@mommaj (22893)
• United States
8 Jan 10
LOL. Is this laundry that you are hanging out to dry? Just thought I would ask that first. I don't know the names of Bach's work, but I love some of the classical works. You know almost elevator music. LOL It always seems to tell a story with the highs and lows and loud and quiet notes. It always has a climax and then a down turn.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
10 Jan 10
You have a very interesting way of describing crescendo and diminuendo.
@mommaj (22893)
• United States
10 Jan 10
If I used the correct wording I would lose the visual. It's just me. LOL
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
10 Jan 10
If you used the "correct" wording you would know how to paint pictures with words.
@SomeCowgirl (32264)
• United States
9 Jan 10
You know that air on a g-string conjurs up images of a g-string floating in the breeze hanging on a clothing line! Oh my, what a sight that would be to passersby! Well In any case, I just thought I'd respond to you and comment about the title, as well as the fact that I indeed did find this discussion in my notifies!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
10 Jan 10
Ah, so there is hope for this lonely little discussion after all! Perhaps as more people get to their emails on Monday you and MommaJ will have more company. When I looked up at the computer and saw the title of the piece of music I had one of those moments where you just kind of stop and not react. You know like when someone says something suggestive or with double entendre and put your thoughts on pause.
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@SomeCowgirl (32264)
• United States
19 Jan 10
Yea I think I know what you mean about thoughts on pause, though it doesn't look like your discussion got as promising as you had hoped.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
19 Jan 10
No, I think people were put off by the title. I find it interesting how people can be so particular about the discussions they respond to at times. Some people claim they can't find quality discussions to participate in, etc., etc., but my stance is that you have to just find something to contribute. Everyone wants to have lots of people respond and see their earnings climb but they don't put in the same effort that they want to see. And then there are those who expect too much and wonder why their "friends" don't reciprocate in kind to them. The earnings are so meager that if you aren't in it for the social aspect you're really wasting your time. However, you might as well spread things around while you're wasting it, right? Ah well...