A quick tour of the musicoloblogosphere after teaching this morning turned up a couple of interesting things: the Joseph McCarthy Youtube clip at Phil Gentry’s blog, and, at Likely Impossibilities, another musicologradstudentblog, a mash-up of Syberberg’s film version of Parsifal with Bye Bye Birdie. Writes Micaëla,
Sample comments from the YouTubes: “This is awesome.” “This is so wrong.” Both are true.
And, from The Black Torrent Guard, a response to my thing about Christmas book swag. What’s most interesting about the post is the photo of Andy H-D’s books. The top one is something called Dissertation Most Deadly. What’s that all about? Aha. A musicological murder mystery. From the publisher description:
“I couldn’t believe he was dead.” So explodes an unexpected whirlwind
tour of international proportions that propels music scholar Leigh
Maxwell through a bizarre series of events in the course of
investigating her dissertation. From a musty archive in Madrid, to
treasure-troves of libraries in recently reunited Germany, to the warm
and sultry breezes of the Caribbean, Maxwell, a doctoral student of
Music History, uncovers 100-year-old secrets that reveal a web of
theft, jealousy, deceit, treachery and surprising discovery.
Why am I always the last to hear about things like this?