Yay! I got a nifty compliment!
Note: Don't skip over this entry just because of all the Japanese. You don't need to be able to read it to appreciate the good feeling I just got! I will, however, translate the Japanese in a reply, in case you're interested.
There is a big ragtime scene in Japan, so I posted about my new compositions on a Japanese forum. I wrote:
The next day, when I composed "Frivolity Rag", I wrote:
こちら昨日の「Priority Rag」の伴侶、「Frivolity Rag」です！http://www.armory.com/~keeper/1/frivlity.mid
A highly respected Japanese guitarist and composer, Takashi Hamada
(who is also editor of the only Ainu language newspaper, by the way), then replied:
---Hello, Ron "Keeper"!
Frivolity Rag is pretty as well as Priority.
I remember Joseph Lamb's "light" rag such as Champagne Rag.
I like its dancable sound.
Your Japanese is also good!
Better than being compared to one of the "big three" ragtime composers was that last line there! Whee! Now, if only I could form more complex sentences...