The same kid who dissed on flats as a sixth grader (as quoted yesterday) hadn't gained any love for them as an eighth grader when he was given a scale sheet where some of the usual sharp keys (F#, C#) were written as flat keys...
KID: I hate flats! Why would anyone write these scales in flats?
ME: Yeah, most saxophonists don't like flats at
all, and I know you don't like 'em. Do you remember a few years ago
when you said something about E-flat being a wannabe and F-sharp was the
KID: Yeah! That's right! Sharps are cool! Sharps are
like the really popular kids that are all "gangsta" and everyone wants
to hang around them.
ME: (laughs) And flats are what...the chess club?
KID: Exactly! They're like those little nerdy kids that always get picked on.