Somehow indicative of the times
Drew80 has left a new comment on your post "Here comes ovation inflation":Another indication of the times here. But more importantly, where is your pie?
You are always essential reading, Pliable.
Observing the Dudamel phenomenon has been highly amusing. I have no idea whether Dudamel will turn into a fine conductor—only time will tell—but he certainly attracts the lunatics. Otherwise sane people have gone berserk, praising 250 youth musicians sawing away at “The Rite Of Spring”, a composition that turns into sludge when performed by such a vast number of players.
A conspicuous example of the widespread Dudamel foolishness is a photograph I saw on some website of two goofy-looking concert-goers proudly wearing to a Dudamel concert yellow Venezuelan jackets plastered with Venezuelan flags. Need I add that the goofy-looking concert-goers were not Venezuelan?
It was, at once, cringe-inducing, idiotic, frightening and bizarre—yet somehow indicative of the times.
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