Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Ceremony

Aretha was awesome; I was sitting in what had a few minutes earlier been a meeting of bigwigs in my business (which took a break to watch The Day) and everyone stopped and listened silently. At the end, I cracked "I guess this wasn't a sing-along". Place broke up...

The John Williams classical piece--what a way to waste Perlman and Yo-yo Ma. It was a cacophonous mess, though it did improve toward the end. I don't see this one going down in the annals of John Williams' greatest hits.

8 comments:

Goldwater's Ghost said...

The piece wasn't that bad. It's no "Fanfare for the Common Man" but it will do.

As for the, ahem, poem....well that's a different story. What a piece of garbage.

Mudge said...

GG - Thank you. I must admit that I am afflicted with a persistent underappreciation of poetry. But c'mon, it didn't even rhyme. Duh!

Anonymous said...

"When white will embrace what is right..."

Joseph Lowery

I've been doing what is right ever since I married the mother of my children, four years before conceiving the first.

I challenge black America to do the same Mr. Lowery.

Mudge said...

Yeah, that one struck a nerve with me too. Not one mention of it in the media. Now if Rick Warren had said "When black men will embrace what is right..." can you imagine the outrage?!!

selos said...

...and whitey on the moon.

Doc Milnamo said...

"A rat done bit my sister Nell,
with Whitey on the moon"

selos, you brought me back. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Mudge said...

Doc - Thanks for the clariification. As I said, I underappreciate poetry. Might I also add: jazz, rap and modern art.

Itzak (LO-O-VE that name) Mishwari said...

Urethra, Yo Mama and Itzak (great name, LO-O-OVE IT!!) Perlman, blah blah blah. Why no mention of that LUSCIOUS lemongrass ensemble on Michelle? How are you to compete with MSM if you don't cover THE story of the day? Hopefully you can make it up after you post something about the post-inaugural galas (LO-O-VE that word!) Please, Mister CW, how about dedicating some space to covering the inaugural fashions?

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