Friday, February 22, 2008


Wow. Just unbelievable. A classical pianist sat down to practice and noticed that her normally hyper dog settled down. She "discovered" classical music could calm animals. Where has she been? Has she never heard "Music calms the savage breast" ????? Has she never noticed this happening before???
Probably not. A good musician gets so into the music that the world around them ceases to exist. Okay, so that doesn't excuse the people who helped fund a study AND promote a CD/Book combo to educate pet owners and scam money from the hopelessly-in-love-with-their-dog with too much money and no common sense. Most classical music is available in music store bargain bins and iTunes and countless other sources - not the least of which is the public library.
Where is it written in stone - in stone, mind you - that artists are not allowed to have common sense? I know I'm not the only one. We don't have to be totally oblivious to the world around us. Even if we choose to ignore the general lunacy that is the world of politics and fashion and surface clutter, that doesn't mean we can't observe natural phenomena that applies to our field of specialty, no less.

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