“Pearls before Breakfast”

A relative just forwarded this April 2007 Washington Post article to me.

Need more proof that the typical American is a philistine?  Read/listen to “Pearls before Breakfast: Can One of the Nation’s Great Musicians Cut through the Fog of a D.C. Rush Hour? Let’s Find Out.”

A couple of video clips and the audio of the Metro Station performance is available at this link.

A fine English teacher once told me that when she started her career, she thought that with good instruction everyone could learn at least to appreciate fine writing.  After a couple of decades in the classroom, she changed her mind.  “Some people,” she said, “just don’t have all the parts.”

It’s a sad truth.



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