Classical music gossip/parody/satire site launched
It was bound to happen. Something called The Cereal List has emerged from the Internet ether, a site devoted to gossip, satire and parody involving the supposedly staid world of classical music.
I can't say I laughed 'til I cried over the material on the inaugural page, dated Sunday, but I dare not hasten to judgment -- especially since a PR release I got Monday promises an imminent report on the annual meeting of the Music Critics Association in New York that I just got back from (and that I was a considerable part of, in my last days as president of said organization). I quake in anticipation.
Here's the disclaimer posted on the site:
The Cereal List parodies and satirizes both the big stars and the bit players of the classical music world in a spirit of fun and good humor. The Cereal List blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction, just like your best friend in the 9th grade, so take everything we report with a grain of salt. The Cereal List is not intended for readers under 18 years of age.