"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