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#951321 - 08/14/07 06:36 PM To play a "gig"...Musicians term.
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Dear Teachers, Would you please help us out in The Non-Classical forum? We have no idea where the musicians term to play a "gig" comes from... If any of you have ideas will you please post in our Non-Classical forum for us ? Thank you in advance. My dad was a pro in the 20's and 30's, his profession and he played for a Society Band ... the sax... I never heard him use this term. My brother was pro for years... he had a Top 40's band and he used this term," I played a "gig." Very often... Sandy B...Thank you again for your thoughts to help us.
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#951322 - 08/14/07 07:52 PM Re: To play a "gig"...Musicians term.
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You don't really want to know, do you? It's rather nasty, according to Jazz sources. See http://nfo.net/usa/etymol.html
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#951323 - 08/14/07 08:05 PM Re: To play a "gig"...Musicians term.
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Thank you John for the friendly warning. I do not want to know if it is nasty, you are very correct. My friends make fun of my Victorian personality. Thank you so much again. I will warn the others... Sandy B
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#951324 - 08/14/07 08:11 PM Re: To play a "gig"...Musicians term.
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Well, I'm not a prude, but so you know, the origin of almost everything associated with jazz, which meant copulation, has sexual connotations or reference female body parts. And vulgar/crude vocabulary can be found in more than just music. We certainly don't have a lock on it.
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#951325 - 08/14/07 08:37 PM Re: To play a "gig"...Musicians term.
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I know now and thank you for your friendly warning. You educated me... I just put , after your information into google, this... GIG : Dance or party... and much info came up... Sandy B
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#951326 - 08/21/07 04:09 AM Re: To play a "gig"...Musicians term.
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very interesting... I don't think it is one to tell the students at my school though....
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#951327 - 08/21/07 05:01 AM Re: To play a "gig"...Musicians term.
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Originally posted by John v.d.Brook:
You don't really want to know, do you? It's rather nasty, according to Jazz sources. See http://nfo.net/usa/etymol.html [/b]
i dont mean to step on any toes here, but the female anatomy is neither nasty or distasteful. the female organs are a beautiful thing, well to me anyways \:D
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#951328 - 08/21/07 05:02 AM Re: To play a "gig"...Musicians term.
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double post sorry.
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#951329 - 08/22/07 02:56 PM Re: To play a "gig"...Musicians term.
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Well, I don't disagree, but it's not the subject that parents want us discussing with their children!
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