Eat your heart out David Letterman

Posted by: Thracozaag

Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/02/13 09:18 PM

http://www.theyardpress.com/2013/01/02/top-ten-classical-music-headlines-of-2012/
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/02/13 09:26 PM

A couple that they forgot:

Oboist Flubs Passage, Doesn't Blame It On His Reed

Piano Player Loses Job -- Needed 65 Seconds for Minute Waltz
Posted by: beet31425

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/02/13 11:09 PM



Observations:

-- I thought #8 was in very slightly bad taste.

-- #6 made me laugh out loud. (RIP E.C.)

-- Our O.P. Mr. Thracozaag modestly did not mention his own citation in this article!

-J
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/02/13 11:19 PM

Originally Posted By: beet31425
-- I thought #8 was in very slightly bad taste.

-- #6 made me laugh out loud. (RIP E.C.)

Funny -- I thought #6 was in quite bad taste, and really don't see at all what you mean about 8. Sure, it's a ribbing of Cage (totally unintentional play on words, BTW) smile but I don't see it being over any line.

Quote:
-- Our O.P. Mr. Thracozaag modestly did not mention his own citation in this article!

Thanks -- I hadn't noticed that.
Posted by: beet31425

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/02/13 11:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: beet31425
-- I thought #8 was in very slightly bad taste.

-- #6 made me laugh out loud. (RIP E.C.)

Funny -- I thought #6 was in quite bad taste, and really don't see at all what you mean about 8. Sure, it's a ribbing of Cage (totally unintentional play on words, BTW) smile but I don't see it being over any line.

Wouldn't be the first time we disagreed!

If I had to analyze the difference, I'd say that #8 jokes about how little people care about a dead composer, and #6 jokes about how much someone cares about a dead composer. That's why one feels sad to me and the other is funny.

-J
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/02/13 11:31 PM

....but #6 is also about being eager for someone to die. IMO not good, even as a joke, maybe especially as a joke.

P.S. Actually I don't think we've disagreed that much!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/04/13 04:26 AM

Are these for real? Or is this Jailyard satire? laugh
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/04/13 01:34 PM

#1 makes me despair for the human race. frown
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/04/13 02:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Are these for real? Or is this Jailyard satire? laugh

Nothing's real. smile


I suppose #1 is sort of plausible but that seems made up too....
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/04/13 02:13 PM

I know I read elsewhere that the Gangnam Style video had become the #1 most watched video in history. I'm not sure whether the statistics about # of performances of the 9th symphony etc. bear out, but the claim is close enough to the truth to be depressing.
Posted by: Gatsbee13

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/04/13 03:45 PM

Still think Krystian Zimmerman's rant at his solo recital at the Walt Disney concert hall was most exhilarating thing I've seen in classical music (happened a few years ago).. Not many people liked it, but as a live witness ( I didn't mind)..
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman - 01/05/13 03:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Are these for real? Or is this Jailyard satire? laugh

Nothing's real. smile


I suppose #1 is sort of plausible but that seems made up too....


I didn't think so...just checking. laugh