Eric Schissel Tue Sep 25 19:38:31 2001|
Re: 9/ 24/01 (My mistake)
> Jokes regarding honorable modern opera like ceiling fan... typically over
> one's head.
Ya vant the lowdown, I'll give ya the lowdown...
Seeing Mao and Tricky together again at long last (ah, the memories... hey waitaminim there I was born in 1969, wha' memories????? getoutahere Ericol'buddy...) reminded me of an opera I know about (pretty well known in my "circle")- John Adams' Nixon in China. As operas written in the last few decades go it actually is one of the most famous (which isn't saying much at all...) and Nixon and Mao do, memory serves, meet in it. An-y-how!!!
Thinking of John Adams, my free-associating mind, thinks of Adam. And thinks of Adam's (Adams- Adam's) rib. And thinks of "giving someone a ribbing." So... my very... Attenuated. Weak. And generally distant and ... reaching... "joke."
But having thought of it, I had to let loose for my own sake, for all that it only made sense to me.
(If the deliberately schmaltzy style of this isn't a hint of its intended tone and my goofy mood, add plenty of smilies for emphasis if necessary ;) )