greg (grysar) wrote,

Hating on the Classical Musician Busker article

So, two bloggers I like, Kevin Drum and Ezra Klein, both knocked it. As did an article in Salon. The comment sections actually made for fairly interesting reading.

I do agree that Gene Weingarten did sometimes wax a bit overly philosophical. I think people are objecting in good part because it was classical music which in my view misses the point. That said, the experiment would have been a bit more pure if a form of artistry less associated with elitism was used. I dunno, get a terrific folk singer or something.

[Addendum: chat with Wingarten on the article..]
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