John Adams

I Lvoe Classicla Muisc

Let's be honest: spelling's hard.  If you're in second grade.  For a record company though, one would think this may not be the case.  But one would be dead wrong.
 
You see, I am made quite sad today: the release of a disc I have been anticipating for a long time has been delayed because someone forgot to spell-check the cover.
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Skitty's Arts Round-up

Blogger-pianist Jeremy Denk imagines conversing with Sarah Palin about Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata.  Composer John Adams says he's been blacklisted.  Madrigalia is commissioning American composer Libby Larsen to write a new work to be premiered in Rochester next season.  Musicians had high praise for the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s soon-to-be released CD at a listening party in New York City this week.  Skitty is looking exceptionally fluffy as we head into a cold spell, and a Dubai radio station fired a DJ for impersonating God on the air on Monday morning.

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Boys Gone Wild

I made the questionable decision to bring two nine year-old boys to work with me yesterday, based on the idealistic assumption that exposing them to the world of music and ideas would fire their imaginations, expand their horizons, and change their lives.

By the end of the day, I needed a shot of whisky.

First, we set off for the suite of Entercom-owned commercial radio stations across the street, where my son and his friend met a bunch of charming, funny deejays. One guy put them on the air. This act turned out to be hard to beat.

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