Classical pianist and YouTube sensation Yuja Wang is making her Celebrity Series of Boston debut on Friday night, and there is some debate in the classical world about whether or not the dresses she wears make for proper attire.
What do you think? Should it matter what a classical pianist wears while performing?
Plays Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3, aka Rach 3, one of the most difficult songs to play in the world, the notes on the sheet music is described as being so dense it looks like a phonebook.
World shits itself because of what she’s wearing.
The world would rip a woman to shreds over her socks before daring to acknowledge her accomplishments.
HOW ABOUT PEOPLE FOCUS ON THE MUSIC INSTEAD? THE THING THAT YOU DO WITH YOUR EARS WHEN YOU GO TO CONCERTS?
It’s not about sexism it’s about tradition in the genre you idiots stop fucking turning everything to some sort of conspiracy
"it’s not about sexism it’s about tradition"
and traditions have never been the product of misogyny and oppressive behaviors before, right?
"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”
Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
I hope this makes some of you in a better mood. Because I’m feeling quite over the day. But this helps a bit.
Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness.
"No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At…
shout out to all my followers struggling with their eating during the holidays, to everybody with unsupportive families, to everybody feeling weak, to everybody wanting to lock themselves in their room all night, to everybody anxious and panicked and feeling guilty while the people around them are enjoying themselves; you’re all so important to me and I hope this holiday season you can remember that you’re human and deserving of love no matter what
if you ever feel bad about yourself remember that george bush was once informed that 4 brazilian people were killed in iraq and he responded ‘how many is a brazilian’
Why has no one made me this cake for my birthday!?
i cant even form a properly thought out text post because im so exhausted but basically i went back to shoe dept and i’m assistant manager again and i’ve been scheduled from 9 to 1 on friday and saturday and then 11 to 7 today
friday they asked me to stay until 6:30 and then YESTERDAY…
You really are doing a wonderful job, Mindy. I hope they’re showing you the appreciation you deserve for it. But remember: you are obligated to please no one, and we will all still love you the same no matter what you do.