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January 21, 2009

Those Clods Talking Over the Music?

Sometimes they're us.

As Mark Swed writes in a Los Angeles Times piece arguing for the artistic edification of the new president:

First, though, I fear arts education must begin with the media. I recorded [John Williams' inaugural quartet] "Air and Simple Gifts" off NPR in order to hear it again. Announcers, too busy reporting on responsibility to be bothered to practice it, gabbed through Montero's opening piano solo and broke once more during the middle of the score.
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