05. April 2006 · Comments Off on Say … What?! · Categories: imported, Ramble

I was reading the blog of Zachary Lewis, and he said he was writing for the US edition of MUSO magazine. Since I hadn’t heard of it before, I did a search on it. I was taken to a page that has this on it:

Welcome to the online arm of Muso — the magazine for the younger, more open-minded generation of classical music fans.

I honestly don’t know what to think, but my first reaction was to laugh.

I think of myself as fairly open-minded. But I guess they don’t want to include me because I’m older.

It goes on to say:

Designed for young professional musicians, students or music enthusiasts wanting to keep up with the latest news and gossip, Muso provides essential advice on courses and careers as well as celebrity interviews and great competitions.

Ah-hah! It must be about the gossip. Yes indeed, I want to avoid gossip if I’m able. (I’m not very good about it, though.)

Anyway, I just thought it was a bit insulting, but then I’m not young, and I guess they assume that means I’m not open-minded. In their eyes maybe I only fit the “professional” and “musicians” portion of their list. Oh … and I think of myself as a “music enthusiast” as well.

But what the heck do I know?

Of course some of those young open-minded professional musicians will end up sitting next to us old close-minded oldsters and, well, we just might have something to say about tenure. So they might want to be nice to us and bring us hot water bottles and arthritis cures, help us with our walkers, and bring anything else we old folks want and need. (I’ll take reeds!)

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