Monday, November 13, 2006

Ain't no controversy like an art world controversy

This morning, my career advice to you is to stay in advertising and give up, once and for all, your secret dream of becoming an opera house conductor. Change is wreaking havoc in that world too: "No maestro worth his baton would settle for less power in a house he had ruled for a decade. Gatti, one of the most gifted interpreters of his generation, is exiting with rueful dignity."

"Exiting with rueful dignity" -- not only do I wish I had written that, I think it has excellent potential as an epitaph.

4 comments:

Make the logo bigger said...

If the writing's that good, his conducting must be out of this world.

Forgive me as I channel Ebby Calvin LaLoosh right now and announce his exit with authority.

Irene Done said...

Bull Durham references are always encouraged and appreciated here at NotBillable. But working 'em in during a discussion of charismatic Italian maestros? Genius.

Anonymous said...

I also love the theory of "...musically depleted" and "That leaves the maestros free to roam..."

Free range maestros! Yum.

Irene Done said...

Hilarious! If only we could get writing like that in all news stories.