On October 24, Ben Stein wrote: > Hasn't anyone noticed that in recent years John Drewry has started calling those > "Strathspeys" danced to slow aires "Pastorals". I prefer the traditional strong > Strathspeys myself but recognize the beauty of both-sort of like canned Peas, > frozen Peas and fresh Peas-they are different creatures!
I compare strathspeys to peanut butter: some are "smooth" and others
are "crunchy". I prefer the "crunchy" ones when I'm introducing the
strathspey step to beginners, but I try to respect the deviser's
preference when choosing the music for a particular dance.