12 December 2012

The Bloom of Youth, and Wishing for the Ark

A juicy typo on an otherwise excellent CD gives Liszt's dates as 1881-1886. Which would make him roughly two years old when his son-in-law Richard Wagner died. In theory, his ward could have had him adopt Cosima as a present on his first birthday, and it would all more or less work out . . . .

And the New England Journal of Medicine publishes a finding that a significant contributor to a sharp uptick in adult-onset diabetes has been Yo-Yo Ma and James Taylor's ultra-gooey adaptation of "Here Comes the Sun," a recording which makes all feeling people wish for another 40 days of rain.

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