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September 18, 2009

More fabulously bad classical CD covers

Jason Medwid's Two Many Tristans blog, where I was exceedingly delighted to discover his series of truly awful classical CD covers earlier this week, is back with another installment. Check it out.

Some of these manage to top the others in his series, no mean feat. I'm not sure I'll ever get the image of that "Aida" cover out of my head.

Posted by Tim Smith at 10:15 AM | | Comments (1)
        

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I just saw Jason's post from 9/16 about "shredding" -- the KISS bit is good, but the spoof of the Obama inauguration has to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen! I laughed so hard, I thought I was going to choke. (And I'm afraid to watch it again right away for exactly that reason. I'm serious! I'm going to have to wait a day or two...)

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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

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