Nov. 10th, 2007

killclaudio: (Musical Score)
Those of you who are fans of Theodore Roethke will be appalled amused to hear that last night on Later With Jools Holland I heard someone singing "The Waking". Singing. It annoys me anyway when people try and put poetry to music, because the words have their own rhythm and I think the music ought to try to match that rhythm and not fight it, which is what this one was doing.

Plus, the guy couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. And when he was finished Holland had the cheek to compare his singing to a Stradivarius. Even I, who am almost tone deaf and have never picked up a violin in my life, could probably get a better sound out of a Stradivarius than the one coming from this guy's mouth. Grrr. Roethke must be rolling in his grave.

Other things that have annoyed me this week; ethnocentrism and inverted snobbery. Aaaaaargh.

Ha, I feel much better now. So. How are you?

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