20. May 2009 · 1 comment · Categories: Links, Ramble, TV

I don’t watch Survivor. I saw part of an episode once and was simply confused about the whole thing and why anyone would enjoy it. But I don’t watch American Idol either. So I guess I just don’t get certain things that are popular. Because I’ve never been popular. Maybe that’s why I play oboe? But I just read this bio of one of the Survivor contestants:

Benjamin “Coach” Wade
Benjamin Wade is known by many names. As the head women?s soccer coach at the Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, he is called “Coach Wade,” but he also goes by “Maestro” due to role as an artistic director and conductor of a California symphony orchestra. A skilled musician, Benjamin was traveling the world playing the trumpet before most kids could even spell “trumpet”. To say that he is a Type A, Alpha male, who likes to control the environment around him, may just be an understatement. Coach’s dominant personality will be a force to be reckoned with in the game.

So of course this got me thinking. Greg Sandow has blogged about Classical Idol. And sure, why not?

But how about “Classical Survivor” too? Let’s see … so many possibilities. Use your imagination! Leave comments. Let’s get this show rolling!

Meanwhile, I just hope there aren’t any professional musicians on the island (they do this stuff on an island, right?) out to get a conductor, or Benjamin “Coach” Wade is in deep trouble!

1 Comment

  1. Yes, a Classical Survivor would be interesting! All participants would be required to learn an instrument (voice) they have never played before. The finale of the show would be a Classical Idol type competition. I pity the contestant who is given the oboe. 😉