Gray Matters by Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler

Gray Matters

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  1. glendakan

    glendakan said, almost 4 years ago

    Deck the Halls With Buddy Holly. Famous misheard lyrics.

  2. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, almost 4 years ago

    Why hang it in the halls, really limits your options. Tuck it under your belt, that way you have it with you all day long.

  3. glendakan

    glendakan said, almost 4 years ago

    masterskrain, it is. A mondegreen to be accurate.

  4. John W Kennedy

    John W Kennedy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    No offense intended to the great Buddy Holly, but if you want the beginnings, try Louis Jordan and his Timpani Five. Or for those who agree with him in defining rock-and-roll as “rhythm and blues played by white guys”, what about Bill Haley and the Comets?

  5. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh boy.

  6. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Kind of like when one of my undergraduate students liked my tie designed by Jerry Garcia…but had NO idea who Jerry was when I identified him. Made me feel a bit older, too.

  7. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, almost 4 years ago

    Serves her right for trying to entertain the children with such fluff instead of being a teacher and provide actual education.

  8. caseva77

    caseva77 said, almost 4 years ago

    Whoa there, who says this isn’t a part of actual education? I’m assuming this is music class, and learning about all styles of music from different places and times in history is one of the arts standards for music, at least in my state. Is classical music really more valuable to teach than more recent music history? After all, the beginning of rock and roll is pretty much ancient history to most kids, and they know little about it, or the roots of the music they love today. In my music classroom I try to cover the roots of our European music traditions, but I also focus on the history of popular music, and dabble in music of cultures around the world (although I’ll admit, I wish I could find a way to experience some more of that in authentic settings before teaching it). If music education is to remain relevant to kids long term, they need to not only learn music performance skills, but to learn how they relate to music that the general population uses on a day to day basis.

  9. Linda1259

    Linda1259 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ll say it again . . . “It is only a cartoon!”

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