Life cycle of a blog
Generous and much appreciated sentiments are expressed elsewhere. But they do remind me of the danger of this blog becoming a venerable institution. For, as we have seen with BBC Radio 3, this inevitably leads to complacency, arrogance and finally decay. Ferenc Molnár's explanation as to why he wrote plays equally applies to bloggers and classical radio executives.
'It's like a prostitute; first, she does it to please herself; then she does it to please her friends; finally, she does it for money.'Screen dump is from my October 2005 post Furtwängler and the forgotten new music.
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But I have had offers -
Even when, and please forgive my incipient institutional arrogance, the person making it doesn't have the spine to identify him/herself.