Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ahhh, Bach

Does anyone remember that line from Mash?
DH and I still chuckle over it.
Radar was trying to woo some girl, and Hawkeye was giving him lessons on how to act. He told Radar something along the lines of, "You don't have to know about the music, just say, 'Ah, Bach', and then it will appear that you know about the music without really knowing."
They put Radar in a smoking jacket, gave him a pipe and he would knowingly say, "Ahhhh, Bach."
So yes, Ahhhhh, Bach.
According to this quiz I am classical music, and it is something I really enjoy listening to.
On the radio (my favorite station here is Classical 96.3 from Toronto) the announcers voices are smooth and soothing. It is not like listening to some early morning jocks with cackling laughs and grating voices.
Not how I want to be awakened.
And I do like Bach, especially his Brandenburg Concertos.

You Are Classical Music

You are a somewhat serious person who enjoys studying subjects deeply. Art of all kinds interests you, and a good piece of art can really effect you emotionally. You are inspired by human achievement, and you appreciate work that takes years to accomplish. For you, the finer things in life are not about snobbery - they're about quality.

How could anyone not love Baroque music?
Take a listen to this - it always fills my heart with joy.
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, Allegro:

One more point in favor of classical music: you can actually buy it pretty cheap. It is not that the music is bad, but rather that there is such an abundance of it (and I believe it is in the public domain) and there are so many wonderful renderings that you can buy a good CD such as this one with Sir Neville Mariner conducting for only $4.97.
We should start a movement and stop paying $18 for pop music and start buying classical.
It's less expensive and much better for your soul.


Purl said...

I adore Bach. We even have a couple of different recordings of the Brandenburg Concerto.

Micky said...

I love M.A.S.H. It never gets old, even if you've seen an episode a gazillion times.

I got Punk music.

It says:
You've thought long and hard about what mainstream society has to offer...
And you've pretty much decided that most normal things aren't for you.
You're creative, expressive, and likely to do things yourself.
You are a rebel and a fighter. You'll defend your point of view to anyone.

Hmmm, yeah, ok. I can live with that.

Caroline said...

Julie, that's so funny, just another example of us being kindred spirits. Russ and I both love that episode. We have another funny Bach story in our family. Russ loves classical music, and he stayed home with the kids when they were little. He played a lot of Bach I guess because one time a girlfriend and I were in the car with him and we were talking about music. I don't even remember the specific subject, but I'm sure it wasn't in an intellectual vein. Kai was like three years old, and he pipes up, "Anybody hear about Bach? That's pretty good music." My friend just roared. She thought that was soooo funny.