From one basement musician to another, I appreciate that take on it, for sure! :-) Oxford comma or not, that “and’ can’t be pleasing to anyone with OCD tendencies, either, I suppose, for that same reason. Sometimes writers string them all out with an and between each one: “She liked Siamese cats and Devon Rex Cats and Pixie-bob cats.” Garrison Keillor writes like that a good bit — another guy with a somewhat musical background. Hmmm. food for thought! I guess I don’t mind that extra comma, but yeah, I’ll spend way, way, too much time attempting to perfect cadence.

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