Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Good . . . And The Bad And The Ugly

The University Of Minnesota Marching Band (“The Pride Of Minnesota”) in its fixed pre-game presentation, a complicated set of maneuvers based on variations of the letter “M” that has been performed for what must be generations. No matter how many times I see it, it always gives me chills. It may be the best block-formation routine ever created, and is 100 times more sophisticated than the silly spelling routine for which the Ohio State Marching Band is renowned.

The faintly ridiculous if not borderline grotesque Jeremy Denk, mooning for the audience at a recent New York recital.


  1. That piano player's head is grossly oversized. He looks like a circus freak.

    The Spartans are in the title game!

  2. Wisconsin will beat Michigan State in the rematch, I warn you.

    I'm willing to place a bet on this: a ticket to a Jeremy Denk concert.

    The loser of the bet must attend the concert.