It's "cucumber season" again, everybody! It's hot, it's humid, a nasty thunderstorm knocked out power to half the city (including my house) yesterday, so here I sit in the library on a malfunctioning laptop but one nonetheless with free wi-fi.
Anyways, regulars of this site will know that I'm fond of posting provocative, even incendiary opinions, whether I agree with them or not, to spark debate and watch gleefully what madness ensues. Here is today's offering, a commentary on elitism and high culture (quite relevant to us musicians!) from Ms. Susan Jacoby, published a few days ago in the New York Times. I can't post the full text here without running into copyright restrictions, but here's the link:
Susan Jacoby: Best is the New Worst
Happy arguing! :)
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