We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
But it is today's matinee at the Met. A thriller. Don Carlo -Don Carlos. "Joe Green," as my Dad called him, did quite a job with this story. Pop genius of his era, and now it is considered "Classical Music." Crazy.
I listened to the live broadcast and found it strangely uninvolving. I hope the live performance was a better experience. Then again, I am less familiar with the score to "Don Carlo" than others so the problem may have been on my end.
As an aside, The Met needs to bring Jonas Kaufmann and Juan Diego Florez in as frequently as possible.