Wow, so thanks largely to the generous linkage of Alex Ross and the intrepid eyewitness reporting of our friend Matt, Saturday's post on the craziness at that Eötvös concert is already this blog's most-trafficked item, by a longshot. So that made me curious, what makes for a popular posting? Let's break down the rest of the top 10:
2. I extoll the pleasures of sado-masochism in new music. 3. I post an actual photograph of Igor Stravinsky's genitals. 4. ¡Dudamel! 5. Robert King, founder of the King's Consort, probably deserved to go to jail, but I'm still very sad about it. 6. In honor of the Messiaen centenary, I watch cartoons and misread Kleist. 7. I say mean things about a fellow critic. 8. I find out where Polovtsia is. (SPOILER: It's inside my heart!) 9. I am stalking that guy from 8th Blackbird. 10. What part of NEW MUSIC MORMON IN GAY FASCIST SEX SCANDAL don't you understand.So, what have all of these articles have in common? With a few exceptions, bad behavior, mainly sexual depravity. I do believe the people have spoken. And you are sick. Very well, it's nothing but filth from here on out.