Monday, April 09, 2007

Classical vs. the Cure

A lot of people (read: music bloggers) have been talking about this article in the Washington Post that chronicles what happens when a superstar classical violinist goes into the DC Metro and plays during rush hour. Even though the idea is interesting, I HATE the way the author wrote it; talk about overdramatic. I also find the tone incredibly insulting (oh, those poor mid-level bureaucrats going to their sad little jobs, they wouldn't know good classical music if it hit them over the head with a violin on the way to work). I didn't know stopping to listen to a subway performer (granted, an obviously good one) was an issue of "moral mathematics." Then later he actually writes: "He is the one who is real. They are the ghosts." NO HE DIDN'T.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a great response to the Joshua Bell article by a NYC subway musician in her blog: www.SawLady.com/blog
She interprets the situation differently from the Washington Post reporters... I thought you might find it interesting.

Nicole said...

Thanks for the link! She makes a great point. Man, everyone's got a blog these days.

dr d said...

I don't have a blog.