Thursday, January 31, 2008

By any other name

The anonymous commenter on Classical Seattle used the phrase "Seattle Symphony sucks"
This puts to mind an anonymous Seattle Stranger comment from abt. 2 years ago that was titled "Our Sucky Conductor"

I wonder if it's the same member of our underground resistance cameradie?

Would be interesting if it was, e-mail me, mon ami.

.......................................................L'ane Savant


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, L'ane:
T'wasn't I.
-- Anonomann

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad the SEATTLE STRANGER wasn't around in the early 60's to review SIDEBURNS. I would bet your ass that the word "suck" would never have been used in reference to my tunes. As I gather, from Alex and Anonomann, the word "sucks" would not appy to the Lane Savant/Doug Palmer composition for Two Violins either! But I would also bet that if I was around, which I aint, I would be shoulder to shoulder, back to back, belly to belly, with Lane and Anonomann in the fight to scuttle SSO, to eradicate ignorance, greed, stupidity, and all those other things that suck at SSO. Seattle Symphony Sucks--hmmm, maybe we could make up some patches and t-shirts with jus SSS on them, huge letters, like Nazi swatztakas (schwaztaka?)[hey, Anonomann, how the hell do you spell that Nazi "S"?] We might start an underground movement whereby the youth of today would be fighting against SSO and wouldn't even know it. We could rent a billboard on First Avenue, with just three huge "S"'s on it. We could make Schwarz and all those SSO pricks crazy. What do you say, Savant?

Eddy Emerald

6:03 AM  
Blogger butch said...

The SEATTLE STRANGER also covered the Josh Roman resignation letter, and the comments it received were interesting:

I'm playing the world's smallest violin right now.

Posted by Skip | January 30, 2008 3:07 PM

2No loveletter to Maestro Schwarz.


Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | January 30, 2008 3:10 PM

3Next up: European stadium tour with Tad supporting.

Posted by tomasyalba | January 30, 2008 3:22 PM

4Who gives a damn?

Posted by Wayne Bach | January 30, 2008 3:27 PM

5Oh God... NO!

Posted by Giffy | January 30, 2008 3:30 PM

6Roman is the next Ma. Good for him for not wanting to gather moss. Just hope he doesn't end up in Kansas City.

Look! I made a sportsball joke! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by The Bailiff | January 30, 2008 3:32 PM

7It is important to the extent that Josh was pulling a big following into SSO, including a lot of younger people, which the aging demo of the Symphony desperately needs.

Losing Roman could put a rather sizeable dent in their already shaky financial situation, if people who have been coming specifically because of him decide to sit out, and at a time when SSO simply can't afford any significant loss of revenue.

Posted by COMTE | January 30, 2008 3:59 PM

8wow. That's ... wow.

Now, I do enjoy the variety of his programing [usually], but having worked for SSO in the past, it's a well known fact that it was only a matter of time before Gerry bullied our tops out of there.

Posted by *gong* | January 30, 2008 3:59 PM

9@ 7)

"... and at a time when SSO simply can't afford any significant loss of revenue."

They could also cut off Schwartz's kick-backs and cut the douche's salary (I don't care how big his Queen Anne mortgage payment is. He's unbelievably overpaid) ...


They could stop spending tens of thousands of dollars on useless marketing consultants. (I still cannot believe that the board allows shit like this to happen.)

Just a couple of suggestions.

Posted by *gong* | January 30, 2008 4:03 PM

10Roman is positioned to become a major international star of the classical world. As his letter implies, one of the keys to making this happen will be frequent touring and promoting himself as an individual performer first and foremost. It's a loss for Seattle symphony fans, but he will be back as a featured performer (and will probably get to exercise more control over the pieces he's playing as his status as a superstar grows.)

He's a tremendous talent and a genuinely nice guy and he deserves every bit of this.

Posted by flamingbanjo | January 30, 2008 6:59 PM

11Well, I'm glad I saw him play a few times while he was here. I didn't think he'd be around much longer.

Posted by Lythea | January 31, 2008 12:01 AM

I know that Josh was young blood and extremely talented, and perhaps his leaving SSO will be the blow that begins to shake their foundations, to bring them down like a house of cards. Pricks and Fascists can not last ad infinitum--the good guys will rule and Schwarz will drool.

Posted by Glenn Buttkus, February 1, 2008 6:19am

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I wonder if Josh Roman has ever read FFTL? Maybe you should contact him and request that he do a performance with one of your pieces, as a reprisal, and an act of fist shaking at Schwarz and SSO. The kid might go for it, and the cause of Lane Savant could get some much needed press. I could just see the cameras flashing now, and those reviews!


6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, all you Josh fans!
Josh was not the Principal at last night's (31 Jan) concert, Susan Williams, the Associate Principal was. And the SeaSymph needs a drawing card; the concert was only 61% sold (i.e. 39% of the seat were empty.

3:15 PM  

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