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Claypatch 1
Not my first choice for New Year's music, not that I dont like it, I do. Just a surprising choice. Its a lovely, gorgeous, wonderfully uplifting music that soothes my soul, warms my heart, and scratches my brain. Maybe thats why you chose it.
Posted by Claypatch on January 1, 2013 at 8:26 AM · Report this
auntie jim 2
Thanks Dan!
Posted by auntie jim on January 1, 2013 at 8:27 AM · Report this
scary tyler moore 3
i know why you posted it, and you're a good son, dan.
Posted by scary tyler moore on January 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM · Report this
brocaine 5
@1: traditional in Austria to listen to it on new year's day.
Posted by brocaine on January 1, 2013 at 9:50 AM · Report this
What's with the all-boy band (or nearly)? Jesus.
Posted by Ruth Evershed on January 1, 2013 at 11:43 AM · Report this
I was watching this with my son at first, but the ballerinas' arms were so skinny I had to turn it off - didn't want him to get weird ideas about women's bodies.
Posted by Jude Fawley on January 1, 2013 at 12:17 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 8
@ 6, the Vienna Philharmonic is, "by tradition," a male-only ensemble. Fucked up, I know - they have a female harpist, but that's about it.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 1, 2013 at 1:51 PM · Report this
That's a relief, actually - at least it's on purpose.
Posted by Ruth Evershed on January 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 10
I am such a low life, all I can think of is Bugs Bunny. I am sorry, so sorry.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on January 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM · Report this
BrotherBob 11
Posted by BrotherBob on January 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM · Report this
Met Opera Radio on Sirius/XM rang in the New Year with lots of Strauss. Got a nifty 1957 rendition of Die Fledermaus.
Posted by Corydon on January 1, 2013 at 9:51 PM · Report this
@7: So you aren't going to let him see any dance performance, or I guess even go out on the street, unless you've first checked over the body type of everyone he might encounter?
Posted by IPJ on January 2, 2013 at 4:54 AM · Report this
Don't worry about skinny arms on dancers. I know that slender athletic people do not measure up to the normal US body which is overweight and covered in silly tattoos, then wrapped in clown clothes.
The male dancers did have a bit of a Beatles look. It was nice to see that the female dancers did not wear typical ballet shoes and were able to wear more normal shoes and still demonstrate the grace of ballet without pointe shoes.
I prefer "light classics" and classical or concert music to today's contemporary music. Under close objective analysis, you will discover that the classics are often at a faster tempo than contemporary popular music. They vary their rhythms and therefore are far more interesting than the canned beat of typical disco and therefore are far more danceable to one who allows creativity in his life.
Posted by Juan Alfredo on January 2, 2013 at 6:29 AM · Report this
Mudkips 15
@7 Yeah, but he will definitely get some weird ideas about his mother's control issues.
Posted by Mudkips on January 2, 2013 at 7:43 AM · Report this
Vienna Phil now has a female concertmaster (one of 4 concertmasters I believe) and thought they had a female clarinetist. The (2nd?) harpist they had was always hidden behind a wall of flowers for years. I think that has changed too, but not 100%.
Posted by Erstegeiger on January 2, 2013 at 8:15 AM · Report this
i know it's another strauss - but you must see this:…
Posted by houseoftrash on January 3, 2013 at 3:14 AM · Report this
Salmon 18
@7: Those ballerinas are essentially athletes, and their bodies reflect that. Nothing wrong with athletic bodies. Even if you did find it wrong, you could just point it out to your child without shutting it off. Leaping to the "Off" switch in desperation every time skinny people show on on screen is going to give him very strange messages indeed.
Posted by Salmon on January 3, 2013 at 4:57 AM · Report this

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