Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What do the EU, Mad Cow Disease and Stradavarius have in common?

Thought you'd already thought of all the ways the EU is ruining everything?

Think again.

Musicians have warned that the works of Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi and Bach may never again be heard as their composers intended – because of EU rules to stop people catching "mad cow disease" from their instruments.



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3 comments:

Mark Scott Abeln said...

Bach has no relevance to us today. He wrote music that has meaning only within the historico-polictio-circumstances of his milleu, and merely reflects the class structure and power relationships of his era.

Rather, musicians today must play music that is relevant to the needs and circumstances of today’s youth, such as Peter, Paul, and Mary and the Beatles.

Teresa B. said...

What "donkey" disease does the EU have?

Anonymous said...

Actually, music "relevant to the needs and circumstances of today's youth" would mean Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry or any number of rap stars. The Beatles were music relevant to the needs of yesterday's youth who are now creeping up on retirement age! :-)

Elaine