The other day The Sting was on the classics movie channel. Gad, I haven't seen that film in a long time.
A long time indeed.
But not so long ago that I could ever forget Robert Redford's sexy smile and Paul Newman's amazing blue eyes..... mmmmm.
Erm, sorry. Where was I? Oh yeah, watching The Sting.
It brought back another memory of the 70's.... not one I am overly proud of though.
You see my early teen years were spent in various drawing, sculpting and painting classes. Oh how I loved those. I never wanted to leave.
Then there were the piano lessons. I enjoyed them, but I wasn't a natural, so I had to work hard to learn and pounded those ivories for a few years. Then one day it happened. I was signed up to compete in
Yes, this uber non-competitive girl was headed full speed into an Accck! competition. And the piece I would play was Scott Joplin's The Entertainer, featured in the movie The Sting.
And practiced some more.
I practiced until I was thoroughly repulsed by that damn tune.
Then as the time drew near, I my panic proportionally grew. Doubt crept in and overtook me.
How the heck could I play this in front of an audience???
I chickened out. Days before the recital, I withdrew my entry.
And it's only taken me about 35 years to listen to that song again without cringing in shame.
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