National Carry a Tune Week

You may be able to carry on, Carrie Nation and karaoke, but you may not be able to carry a tune. Even so, check out National Carry a Tune Week, October 7-13, 2012. This is all about tunes American in origin from 2001 or before, like the one Paul Simon wrote (ask your grampa,) so don’t be expecting to hear any of those non-American tunes.

“National Carry A Tune Week is held annually near the birthday of America’s first tune composer, William Billings, born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 7, 1746.” Of course.

There’s also an “online event” associated with this celebration which is a little foggy but supposedly involves sending in 10 tunes of your choice and possibly winning a CD, but we’re sure all will become clear next week.

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