Monday, January 26, 2009

Yo-yo Spears? Madonna Perlman?

Just a small comment here. If you watched the inauguration you probably enjoyed the piece played by Yo-yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, et al.

Or should I say, maybe you thought you enjoyed the piece they played. In fact, what you were watching was the musicians "string-synching" to a recording.

It's not the greatest of crimes, is it? And it was done with the best motives: to make sure that the audience who had waited for hours in the coldwould really hear a good performance.

But there's just one thing. Isn't that exactly the justification that Britney, Jamie-Lynn, Madonna, and all the rest of them use? So that it will sound better than it otherwise would?

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