An Aussie and Gregorian Chant

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Posted in category Society

“Last February, Australia’s R. J. STOVE went in search of America. He found a Marine boot-camp for organists, and a church music congress which felt like a Star Trek convention.” Here is an amusing article from R.J. Stove, a good friend of mine and an extraordinary social critic.

The Stateside experience in 2012, even at its briefest and gentlest, is marked by a hallucinatory character. This character is in retrospect intensified. I have just returned from three weeks in the U.S.A., and already I am finding that much of what happened there would seem like The Onion if I had not diarized it.

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