Another Cultural Issue

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Auntie Liz invited Mom and my human sister, Rachel, to join her at a “Body Language: Percussion Consort” concert at the New World Symphony last night.  Upon arrival in front of the concert hall, they saw Auntie Liz’s dad, Benny, walking up to greet them as well.  They chatted while Mom and Rachel ate a few slices of pizza leftover from their dinner.  Several dogs, medium and small trotted around the greenspace where they sat.  STRIKE ONE:  I COULD TROT POLITELY AROUND THE GREENSPACE.

Then, Mr. Benny gave hugs and said goodbye.  The three ladies entered the concert hall.  Rachel never attended a concert there, so, Mom and Auntie Liz described the different seating options.  A few special features about the New World Symphony; the students play the instruments, the conductors/professors/professionals describe the work, the composer’s intentions and the programs vary widely.

Here’s the definition of percussion: The sound, vibration, or shock caused by the striking together of two bodies.  Here’s the definition as it pertains to music: the family of instruments in which sound arises from the striking of materials with sticks, hammers, or the hands. Mom, Rachel and Auntie Liz described the percussion sounds they heard as follows:

  • Nails on a chalkboard…
  • Was that Styrofoam the percussionist played?
  • The students probably had fun using their instruments in unconventional ways.
  • That sounded mysterious as in Hitchcock-like.
  • Parts sounded sci-fi.
  • My ears still hurt.
  • I think that sound would gather K9s from miles around.

STRIKE TWO: I CAN PLAY PERCUSSION… DON’T MY PAWS CREATE A RHYTHMIC PATTERN AS THEY STRIKE THE DIFFERENT FLOOR SURFACES? DON’T I DROP BONES AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS ON THE FLOOR MAKING PERCUSSIVE SOUNDS?  I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE HAMMERS MOM THOUGHT LOOKED LIKE MARSHMALLOWS ON A STICK!

Don’t tell, but… many people in the audience left at intermission including you know who.  Mom and Auntie Liz took Rachel to this ice cream shop called Ghirardelli’s.  STRIKE THREE:  I LIKE ICE CREAM, I WOULD HAVE ENJOYED THAT ADVENTURE…

Jetty, Jetty, Jetty.  I’m sorry you feel left out of cultural events.  The humans have not figured out how to include all of the wonderful K9s in enclosed spaces.  I know certain events outside allow K9s, however, I have not attended any this season.  Let’s see if we can find one to attend together.  Ok, I appreciate your efforts, Mom… I wish you would find one really fast.

Another great but culturally excluded day.

Thanks to Life with Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume for sponsoring today’s Hop.

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