So this week rather than work up to one big strip at the end I’m going to do a couple, starting with a bunch based on one of my favourite classical musicians Igor Stravinsky. Why Stravinsky? (Shrug), seen a couple of the ballets and got a few more doodle ideas than normal – it might go on beyond a week. It turns out being an Avant-garde musician comes with perils, for instance, did you know that after immigrating to America in 1944, Stravinsky decided to compose a version of “The Star Spangled Banner” to honour the country that had been so accommodating to him? He decided to add one more chord than the usual arrangement, a dominant seventh one, to give the piece a little more oompth.
The Boston police decided that this was in violation of the current law stating that “The Star Spangled Banner,” must never be tampered with. I’m not sure if Stravinsky knew this or not, but I prefer to think that he did.*