|Cartoon of the Week
The Homer of Seville
You can watch the entire episode here. Plácido “Call Me P. Dingo” Domingo makes his much-discussed towel-snap entrance about 11 minutes in.
[The FI’s television-less household thanks The Standing Room for the alert that the show had aired.]
There was opera drama.
It was mocked.
And then, as per usual, those Europeans felt all inadequate and had to go one better.
There’s selling classical music.
Then there’s selling classical music up river in a leaky boat.
And then there’s the just plain ridiculous.
You can ditch the publisher.
You can ditch the label.
You can even ditch the price tag.
(But somehow, you can’t ditch the parents who think your lyrics will convince their kids to worship Satan).
You can switch the genres.
You can swap the musicians.
You can even make up your own rules and play a propeller symphony.
Sparrows prefer the classics.
Alex has a playlist if your iPod leans the other way.