My favorite ever library typo was when Purcell’s Gordion Knot Untied was listed as Gordion Knot UNITED. How easy is it to make that mistake? Seriously though it might be that easy to conceptualize that by agreeing to something that is binding might indeed unbind an acrimonious situation. What the DSO musicians are proposing proves [...]
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It’s D-day. Not in Egypt, nor Bahrain, or Tunisia. It’s D-day in Detroit, and I, for one, am not optimistic.
“Snowmageddon.” ”Snownami.” Metrodome collapsing. For a Buffalo boy this is all rather unimpressive. But lost in all this was some interesting news out of St. Paul. Was it good news? Ya, you betcha!
All I want for Christmas is The Beatles – complete. Since I have been waiting all these years for that to pop up on iTunes I get the feeling that if I’m really, really nice between now and 25 December the Fat Man might squeeze down my new chimney and provide me with the goods. [...]
So, what can The Hobbit teach us about unintended consequences? A surprising amount it turns out. Where’s Gandalf when you need him?
I meant to write a blog about the need for like-minded progressive people associated with the classical music industry to get together online and start a forum dedicated to revolutionizing our business, but then reality set in. I also got into a great conversation with a colleague of mine at a party recently. So, once [...]
Chicago Transit Authority. Anyone remember that album? One of the greatest debut albums of all time, right up to the track Somebody (August 29, 1968). Then it veers from a great album into tremendous social commentary with the chant ”The Whole World Is Watching.” That was over 40 years ago, and perhaps we should remember that [...]
What is really frustrating about the angst in our industry is the lack of creativity in the arguments we make for why an Orchestra is important. I put a heavy focus on why an Orchestra is important to its own community which is a firm belief that I have, but it seems that there might [...]