I ran across this blog entry from Steven Humphrey on The Portland Mercury's website a week or so ago. The Mercury is an alternative (read hipster) newspaper in Portland, Oregon primarily dedicated to covering the popular music scene in and around Portland. So, to be fair, they don't really cover classical music. And for this reason I hesitated to reprint this on our site. But upon further consideration, it's an intelligent and lively exchange of ideas that I think the Detritus readers would be remiss not to have read.
Today's Symphony Review. SNORE!!!!
HA! That's so funny. Because you know, now that I think about it, classical music is boring. Awesome.
As you probably realize, we jaded, tight-pant wearing hipsters here at the Smirkury HATE THE SYMPHONY!!
Because it is OLD... TIMEY, yo!
Well, fuck, I've never seen it put so succinctly before. It is OLD! And for the most part I hate everything old too. But that can't be the only reason...why else do you HATE THE SYMPHONY?
The symphony is for Metamucil...
hehe...old people have more health problems than young people. Awesome reference!
...Metamucil sippin' bucket kickers who are too freaking SQUARE to listen to the greatest band of all time (Vampire Weekend, 'natch).
Ha ha! Old people need non-profit lobbying groups.
...or how email works,...
LOL! And they're terrible with technology. What a fucking waste of space old people are.
Did you have help writing this, because I'm not sure it's humanly possible for one person to be as awesome as you.
...here is the latest in the weekly scolding emails we receive from symphony lover (HA!) Brian Horay. (Seriously, he writes us, like, every week. Can't he Twitter this?)
Fucking old guy doesn't use Twitter. Because everyone knows that the only way to be hip or cool is to use Twitter. Just ask any 13-year-old.
So, what email did this fucking loser send? ...
...wait?...he sent an email? Dude, Steven, I thought you said old people couldn't figure out email.
Fuck. Now I don't know what to think...
Dear Mercury: I've completely given up on you. Not only did soloist Chee-Yun tear up the Schnitzer with a 302-year-old violin at the Oregon Symphony this weekend, she was also featured in a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode last fall. All this without even a mention in your so-called music previews. If Horse Feathers was playing a show with a 302-year-old fiddle, it would have been on your fucking cover. Once again, you've managed to drop the ol' proverbial ball.You're totally right, Steven Humphrey, old people are just TOO SQUARE to be taken seriously.
It's hard to see how you've managed to tolerate totally bogus emails like this for so long. Thanks for putting this old guy in his place. It's really a public service you're providing and frankly, it's probably the Lord's work you're doing (I can only assume that God hates old people too).
So from one music lover to another, Thanks. And, oh, by the way...
Here's hoping some old woman hits you with her out-of-control Camry.