Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Great Regulars: George is far from a pop fan--

"Thud, thud, thud," he calls it--but he sees the point. Both pop and opera are in the business of finding physical correlatives--stage sets, dancing and so on--for music. "A great deal of technical development in the presentation of pop has rubbed off on the theatre. Pop concerts have delivered quite extra­ordinary effects that theatre has picked up. There's quite a degree of traffic in both directions--pop is also picking up stuff from opera."

from Bryan Appleyard: from The Sunday Times: The Dynastics of Glyndebourne


Money is a mirror. When we are happy, it dances, sings and races round the world. When we are frightened, it flees, trembling, seeking a place to hide. When we are sad, it sinks into dark, melancholy pools of mistrust. We are, according to Stephen D King, now sad and money lies inert, indolent.

Those who once gazed most confidently in the mirror of money, the middle classes, dare not look.

from Bryan Appleyard: Broke by David Boyle and When the Money Runs Out by Stephen D King: The broken mirror of money


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