I know that my previous blog posts have left many wondering “just what is he trying to say?” I know this is so because I am left with that same question when I read my own material!
There are some things that “need to be said,” and some things that are “better left unsaid”; deciding between the two is a difficult task, especially in a small, close-knit “hobby” community like that of the four-string banjo.
In my head, I’m hearing George Carlin’s smooth, ironical voice uttering this ultimate oxymoron (alongside Jumbo/Shrimp, College/Education, and Military/Intelligence). Quick test; say the word “banjo” and try to keep a straight face! Ha, I knew you couldn’t do it!
I chose the subject of “taking things too seriously” as my first published blog, simply because everything I do and say is affected by the habit. I’ve always had difficulty just “doing something for the sake of doing it”; without fail, I get sucked in by the fascinating details of the subject, making it hard to just have a “hobby.” Anyway, you’ve been warned!