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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ben's favourite song

It's true, I barely know Ben. I've hardly seen him in the past fifteen years.

Many, many years ago, this was his favourite song, and Fantasia was his favourite movie. He loved listening to classical music.

Nate was the one who figured out that Ben didn't like classical music so much as he hated singers. I think I wrecked Tommy for him by telling him what it was about. (Sorry, Mom.)


Torq said...

I remember that! I always thought that album was great. Must have been one of yours then.

Ben Holsapple said...

I remember The Who...although I thought this was going to be the 1812 Overture, which was my favorite song for a long time (I liked the cannons). I'm not sure I remember a version without words though.
I used to want to be a conductor, until I found out you don't actually just wave your arms around. That took a lot of the fun out of it for me.

Steve & Megan said...

A professional conductor once told me that there are no formal motions, so conductors are basically free to make any old gestures they want.

I think they do have to know how to keep time, though.

Kevin Holsapple said...

Do the Gen Y's know what a pin-ball machine is? Are there pinball machines out there? (I'm not talking about video games, but the old-style, electric-mechanical pin ball machine.)
I ask this with no trace of smugness or superiority! If they have gone extinct, it is no great loss. I wasted too much time and money, filling the guts of a pinball machine.

Steve & Megan said...

Well, I'm one of the older members of Generation Y, and I do know what pinball machines are. I've never been able to play them, though.

Matt? Ben? Sarah?

Ben Holsapple said...

Well I've never heard of "Gen Y", but I have played a pinball machine more than once. I have not seen one in several years, though.

Torq said...

Same here. And who calls use Gen Y's? Seems ironic to me and perhaps condescending!

The Blueberry Princess said...

I've also never heard of "Gen Y". I did read a very interesting article this summer referring to us as the "iGen" or "Generation Me". Anyway, yes I have played a pinball machine. The new pinball machines are not nearly as fun, and the computer editions are just silly.

Steve & Megan said...

You've never heard of Gen Y? We come right after Generation X. I think it's actually spelled "Generation Why", but "Generation Me" is the same basic idea. Yes, it is a subtle insult. I don't identify much with the label, but I'm happy to slap it on others. :)

Steve & Megan said...

Now that I think about it, iGen is perfect. I might start using that one.

Anonymous said...

I love pinball games. In fact, it was just the other week that I played a Lord of the Rings pinball game.