Thursday, July 14, 2011

Excellent Neologism of the Week

"Trafalgarcast"! That just leaps off the page it's so awesome. Find it in Jessica Duchen's report on the not all that sorry state of opera.

We beg to differ on her disdain for the Met nosebleeds, though, where it isn't about staging, it's about sound. (Try Peter Grimes up there if you want to check out the dramatic possibilities of reverb.) Also, considered in its historical context, it's one of the few legacies of the Johnson Administration that many people's lives would suck to be without. Certainly it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, or the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

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