As I now realize, it certainly was. The Long Island Banjo Society invites everybody to listen in and discover what it would be like hearing Dueling Banjos in --- oh, I dunno, 54-channel stereo, if thou wouldst. Anyway, for more information about these very plucky people, write to P.O. Box 815, Amityville, NY 11701, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And while I still have banjo on the brain --- for the moment --- anybody remember a banjo player named Scotty Plummer? He made a couple of token appearances on a few musical variety shows on TV during the 70s .... and then, for some weird reason, the guy just disappeared! It seems to me that, unless you are a closet viewer of either
Country Music Television or Great American Country, you don't hear or see too many banjo players, much less banjo-related performances. If, however, you have visited Branson, Missouri's famous theme park, Silver Dollar City, chances are that their resident banjo-pickers will have played for you relentlessly --- which, presumably, the Long Island Banjo Society seeks to do for Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.
The point, then, dear Mortals: Support your local banjo-picker! Make the banjo a hot commodity --- and look up as many banjo-related websites as humanly possible on all your favorite search engines. Not much ranting from your humble Dragonmaster, but then, whadaya want? 'Tis Monday, blarst it all! And I certainly have no wish to be bored on a Monday morning.