This Week's PANTS OF DESTINY AWARD
So, you ask. What exactly is the PANTS OF DESTINY AWARD?
It's a prediction - the Weasel's prediction of something that is crap about the way our society is going.
In this case, Classical CDs at major record stores.
I took a look recently in Borders (who have a deal with Amazon) and HMV for a Classical CD. Neither had it, and neither did Amazon.
You see, classical music is now a niche, niche market. If you want James Blunt, you can get the fucker anywhere. But Sibelius? Not a lot.
It looks as if the major stores are winding down their classical sections. In fact, they have ceased to be truly classical at all, instead preferring those putrid "cross over" recordings and the likes of "Il Divo" and Hayley Westernrarse. For a Grumpy Old Man, like me, it is the end of civilisation.
Sooner or later, you won't seen classical cds in the shops. You will have to go to a specialist. Bum!
And as the pants of destiny creep up the bum of time, we say, "goodbye" to classical cds in record stores.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Monday, May 15, 2006