Monday, March 13, 2006

Cognitive dissonance

Whilst listening to the Götterdämmerung Act 2 "wedding scene," the video for "Beeps" came on my volume-turned-95%-down-TV. Talk about cognitive dissonance. As a younger Matti Salminen turned in terrifying and baleful Hagen, I saw "The Pussycat Dolls" gyrating about as they chanted about rejecting the lecherous advances of men while approving of their lecherous leers. There are layers of dissonance here that boggle my simple mind.

Götterdämmerung was fantastic, as usual. I ended up going to Rheingold for Schreier's incomparable Loge. He is the king of the audio performances, as Graham Clark has the filmed lead.


At 5:28 PM, Blogger T. Ambrose Nazianzus said...

Clark is wonderful as Loge. Equal parts vanity and cunning.


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