Friday, October 22, 2010

Selective cuts


In a lengthy piece about the Dutch arts cuts American blogger Matthew Guerrieri labels my post Classical music must put its house in order as "disingenuous or, I think, missing the point". But Matthew disingenuously fails to mention a 'tweet' which is linked from my follow up article. It comes from a certain American blogger who also seems to be missing the point. Here is Alex Ross' 'tweet' verbatim -
Wise words from @overgrownpath on how the classical community should respond to Dutch music cuts and other crises: http://tiny.cc/cf9h6
As expected the UK government also announced massive public spending cuts on Wednesday (Oct 20). At this early stage the mainstream media is the best source on their possible impact. That is the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band above. As they famously sang - No matter who you vote for the government always gets in.

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2 comments:

Drew80 said...

I see that the annual BBC license fee has been frozen for the next six years, a measure long overdue.

Pliable said...

I value the contribution of the BBC orchestras. But for me that was one cut that did not go anywhere like deep enough.

If the BBC's musicians suffer as a result of license fee freeze it will be very sad. But they know who to blame - the Corporation's profligate and shabby senior management who have precipitated this shameful situation.