Friday, September 07, 2007

Luciano Pavorotti

A couple of thoughts; First, holy cow he looks like Jack Black in this performance. Secondly, what a gift it is to have sounds like that come out of your mouth and then to stand there on stage and bathe in the adoration. He was a great artist and will be missed.

Actually a third thought occurs to me as well. William F. Buckly, Jr. once said that "Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years." True then, true now. But how much greater is it that today, as long as you have broadband internet access, you can listen or watch nearly anything you can think of, or read about pretty much anything ever writen, painted, sculpted, filmed or created. From "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" to "Miserere" it's all there, imagine what the ancient greats could have done with such a wide dispersal of information.

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