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Friday, December 06, 2013

The Sounds of Music

I missed the Carrie Underwood "Sound of Music" live telecast last night. Life's like that. Actually, except for a certain John Coltrane rendition, the whole score is to me as rats are to Winston Smith, so when you're ever searching for me the best place to start is anywhere other than a theater where any form of that show is playing. Although I do wish television might embolden itself to feature a musical of some substance performed this way ("To air / An unairable show / To cast / It with actors who know / The craft / Of a real-time performance ... ").

Anyway, there's no need for hours and hours of a wooden musical laced with Wal-Mart ads. Not when there's this:

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