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Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

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2:19a
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:

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私の新しいラグを聞いて下さい!
曲名は「Priority Rag」です。

「Tattle-Tale Rag」の類例、だけ5時間内に曲を作りました。

http://www.armory.com/~keeper/1/priority.mid

ホームページは: http://www.armory.com/~keeper/midi.html

高説は?

(私の日本語から、ご免なさい。 大変ね!)

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The next day, when I composed "Frivolity Rag", I wrote:

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こちら昨日の「Priority Rag」の伴侶、「Frivolity Rag」です!
http://www.armory.com/~keeper/1/frivlity.mid
今日に付けました!

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A highly respected Japanese guitarist and composer, Takashi Hamada (who is also editor of the only Ainu language newspaper, by the way), then replied:

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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!


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Woo hoo!

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...

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