Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This is not your Grandmother's Beethoven.

In early 2006, Beethoven's Ninth, along with the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, counseled me through a pretty grimy bit of grief. For about two months, Bruce Springsteen's Thunder Road, Arcade Fire's "Neighbourhood #1(Tunnels)" and Beethoven's Ninth, movements four and five, were all that got me up enough to face my classrooms of students.

If only I'd had this, back then, when I needed it.

(ht to

And. . . Strauss.

Dang, I love the muppets!


Anonymous said...

My 6yr old son and I enjoyed the muppets. thanks for reminding me of good clean humor my kids and I can enjoy. jan

Roboseyo said...

Glad you enjoyed it. You really can't go wrong with the muppets, can you?