Saturday, October 13, 2012

The George Kenney Interview: "Blair Tindall 'Mozart in the Jungle'" @ Electric Politics

Dear Michael,

Sometimes when you're looking for one thing you find something completely different, that's better. Here, I was trying to track down a person who had been inveighing against teaching creationism in public schools when I stumbled over Blair Tindall's book, Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005). Blair very kindly responded to my email and I, in turn, found her every bit as fascinating to talk with as her book. (Spoiler alert: we don't get into any of the sex she writes about, but her book is fairly graphic -- indeed, elegantly so.) Mainly, she's concerned with arts policy and classical music and, for an oboist, she brings to the task an insightful and fairly sophisticated skill set; that makes sense, of course, since her late father, George Tindall, was one of the preeminent historians of the South… 

On another subject, a reminder: If you haven't yet nominated the Electric Politics Podcast at the Annual Podcast Awards competition please take a minute and help out. Nominations close next Monday! Thanks!!

As always, thanks for listening.



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