Reunited

and it feels so good!

Hey, guess what? I found my copy of Alex Ross’ “The Rest is Noise” buried in a laundry basket, of all places. In such moments I think of Thoreau’s stint on Walden and wonder if I should jettison some stuff. But not Alex’s book. I’m very happy, and I apologize to my co-workers for suggesting one of them might have lifted it off my desk.

Now that I think about it, what a wildly optimistic notion. Not everyone is so crazy about 20th century classical music.

The New Yorker’s music critic recently returned from China. Click here to read his account of Western music’s rise in the Middle Kingdom.