Archive for December 2008

One must have a mind of winter

December 5, 2008

It’s 44 degrees F in Atlanta at noon. Half of us are walking down Peachtree St. in our best Southern coats, and half have no coats at all. There are those who overreact to any cold, and those who will not modify daily wear. Both groups look cold, but not companionable.

We have been invaded by Gators and the Tide. At last, the answer on how to keep up the internal temperature! Until tomorrow.

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Properly restrained booing

December 5, 2008

A podcast of excerpts from Katharina Wagner’s production of Die Meistersinger last year at Bayreuth had a lovely Prize Song by Klaus Florian Vogt and choral finale. The audience hated the visual aspect of the production. You only know that, though, because they waited until the music was over at the end of the act to start booing like a bunch of soccer hooligans.

This, I think is a mark of a civilized society.