Please please no Facebook. And how will people know to take my comments more seriously if there isn't a sub-1000 commenter ID attached?
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On Wait For It
I hate this blog right now.
Yes! I want every single one of those repeats. No cutting corners.
How is this an ATM? That would imply collecting money that you already possess. This is a vending machine. Throw it in the airport next to the one with the iPods and noise canceling headphones.
I'm with you, here I was all ready to tell my Kathleen Battle dress rehearsal story but I guess that would be OFF TOPIC.
I do love that Whitney Star Spangled Banner though.
Also this thread is making me realize how much I sober up between 10 pm and 3 am.
My reaction stemmed from having already actually experienced this version live in person, but that may be the problem. Knowing that a recording can be completely different experience (hello Glenn Gould) and seeing your willingness to stand up for it... sure I'll give it another whirl.
Hmm I'm sure I'm overreacting here on the basis of my general squeamishness about "marimba arrangements." But serious keyboard music on the marimba = nobody wins. This one is particularly "look what I can do"-ish.