It’s been a busy time of late, and with plague playing havoc with us all, I’ve let the website slide a bit. Time to post something else from the black cattle dog.
I’ve had two separate requests for the text of a talk I gave a couple of years ago before a Melbourne Symphony Orchestra concert of some Wagner pieces. While I acknowledge that sitting through the entire Ring Cycle is both uncomfortable and unnecessary, there are many bits that are sublime. The Spring Song is one such bit. Both musically and lyrically, it is fantastic.
Two requests for something I wrote is to me akin to winning the Nobel prize for literature.
You can read the talk text here. See what you think and feel free to let me know via any of the channels of communication that you’re comfortable with.
Take care, stay safe and look after yourselves and each other.