Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
Well, as she said, it’s single-digit weather!
yes, ignorance, immaturity, and vulgarity, all worthy of hearty bravos.
Many years ago, during a broadcast of “Monday Night (American) Football”, at a time when the Houston Oilers were really bad, the camera zoomed in on a solitary fan, who looked up and slowly raised his middle finger.
There was a brief pause and then Don Meredith, one of the announcers, said, “Well, there’s one Oilers fan who still thinks his team is #1.”
Proof – if more proof were needed – that art does not necessarily make you cultured.
You can be “cultured” and still express your dislikes emphatically or graphically. Not being outspoken – in word or gesture – does not automatically make you “cultured”. It just makes you repressed.
This is not Fox News Channel. And, anyway, the bassist seems unlikely to have seen the mic flag.
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