Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Phillistines! We're all Phillistines!

This should be an especially poignant experiment for the Triumvirate, considering the level of musical pretention floating around here (Have you seen the video for Feist's 1234? It's happy sauce. Replace this Cansei de Ser Sexy shit).

Set-up: Take a world-renowned violinist normally commanding $1,000/minute for concert performances. Have him play a 1713 Stradivarius purchased for roughly $3.5 million. Put him in a subway entrance. Watch.

The results are about as depressing as one would expect. But hey, maybe getting your work put into the proper context is part of the art. All philosophical rooting left to those so inclined, it's a nice little social experiment to bring up to all those classy broads at all those classy socialite events we all go to all the time. All.

2 Comments:

At 10:12 AM, April 19, 2007, Blogger GIZMO said...

that was depressing. like me not going to austin this weekend. instead, i get to start moving. i would much rather be in foam.

 
At 2:19 PM, April 19, 2007, Blogger Vince said...

Come on, we mustn't blame bureaucrats for not being concerned with matters as petty as culture; they're much too busy oiling the machine and keeping the globe spinning!

 

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