Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The edges of the US fall off

I play Cajun and Zydeco music (which is from Louisiana) with some folks here in Seattle. We frequently play for some civic events which shall remain nameless to protect the not-so-innocent. Tonight at band practice I heard that there was a small problem in our being hired for the event when someone spoke with the event organizer and said
"Bande Pastiche? Cajun music? Why don't we have American music?"
The fabulous organizer straightened the person out forthwith.

On a similar note, I get e-mails at work about weird reference questions from around the country. I don't remember the exact words of the question, but it went something like this:
"I need to do a report on New England. It's not in America, it's another country."

Well, golly gee, I guess global warming has already knocked off New England and Louisiana from the continental US!

1 comment:

Petula Darling said...

I once had a housemate in California who thought that Maine was a city in the state of Boston. Even she knew it was in the United States, though.