on 2/7/08 12:10 AM, Nicholas Bunning at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> What's a boner? I've never heard the word used in the context of
> harpsichords before...
How delightfully disingenuous ;)
> Is a boner is a story....? If so, the boner I enjoyed was the one
> where Thomas Goff, after a weekend with Violet Gordon Woodhouse, where
> she introduced him to the clavichord, delcared he was going to give up
> his career as a barrister, and devote his life to making clavichords.
> As a member of the Royal Family it was odd for him to look into
> carpentry classes, but the found a woodworking class at a college in
> London. Upon meeting his new teacher, a Mr John Cobby, the students
> were asked what they proposed to make in the class. Most of them told
> of their ambitions to make milk-bottle-holders and the like.... Goff
> said, "I've come here to learn to make a Clavichord" (in his hooty
> upper-crust accent... to which Cobby replied "I've been waiting all
> my life to hear someone say that!" Together they made many superb
> instruments.... which were in their day the Gold Standard of early
> keyboard instruments.
Any story involving a trial attorney who abandons his profession has to be
> Mmmm Boner
You naughty boy. You are hereby sentenced to 673 painful sessions of laser
Thanks for a fun post!
James R. (Jay) McCarty, MD
Fort Worth, TX
"Sine arte, scientia nihil est"