[lit-ideas] Re: A Rant You Can Embellish/Daughter's Graduation

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 10:57:21 -0700

Ian Anderson and flautists of his ilk, most flautists actually,
anyone with a harp,
jazz after 1945,
groovy folk snapping fingers to music,
the singer in Pink Martini and Cleo Lane,
nearly all stage musicals, particularly Andrew Lloyd Weber's five millionth show,
hip hop, rap, stomp and funk,
most music on commercial radio,
people learning the violin, drums or trumpet,
"lite" anything,
"Loch Lomond" sung up-tempo,
twentieth century classical music, with some exceptions,
Renaissance music,
lieder,
music of the middle east or Brazil, particularly Brazil,
the triangle or recorder,
earnest girls with tamborines,
earnest boys with tamborines,
Europeans singing, in "accents," that they're done pullin' cotton,
ditto, but the other way round,
singers' bad "accents" generally (see above under Pink Martini), unless like Caruso singing "God Bless America," they're funny.

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon


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