Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Year and a Half

Answering your question. How many nights does it generally take George to finish the whole alphabet?  Jackie.

George is a wonderful volunteer.  He comes weekly, seats himself aa the piano and plays for TWO HOURS. Most musicians play for an hour when they come, but George is just getting warmed up at the one hour mark.  And he holds his senior audience too,  remarkable feat.

George doesn't take requests...he plays alphabetically through his immense catalogue of songs. Show tunes popular songs ballads, and sing-alongs all appear...in order of their titles. If there are four torch songs in a row, that's the way we will hear them.

He used to take requests. He would write down the title of the tune you wanted to hear. During the week he would find it in his library, and bring in and play it the next time he came.  But he found that, even when he done the search, brought it, and played it...the person who requested it forgot to come that evening. Then he had to replace it in its exact spot in the library. So now he sticks to the alphabet.  And we love it.  We hear songs we would never have heard if he used any other system of making his play list.

But to answer your question... what was the question?

How many nights does it generally take George to finish the whole alphabet?

Oh yes, thank you.

We have gone through the alphabet with George at least once... and it took A YEAR AND A HALF.

5 comments:

madcobug said...

Good for George providing you all with entertainment that long. Helen

garnett109 said...

that is alot of songs

bamawmn46 said...

I thought perhaps it would be that long. There are lots of songs out there! Thanks for getting back to me (us) about that!

Jackie

jmorancoyle said...

    At least it isn't like listening to the radio. How many channels use a 24 hour rotation of their play list. Never hear anything different. Sounds like George is fun.
Jude
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hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((CHUCK)))))))))))))))))))))))Sounds pretty kewl to me.HAve a nice Sunday.