Category: Watch

On The Other Hand

On Friday, Miss Mussel wrote on the relationship between humour and criticism, taking great care to disparage academic hubris, or, to use the vernacular “having [one’s] head up [one’s own] ass.” After some late night YouTube trawling, it appears that…

Sehr Interessant

Alex Ross kindly pointed the way the other day to a very interesting collection of videos made by the Arnold Schoenberg Center. There are 42 in total including a short one of the composer’s camera-shy daughter giving a bit of…

“Rinucio is a hottie with a smokin’ body”

So, here’s the thing. Miss Mussel hates crossover artists. Mostly it’s because crossing over, as it were, always seems to dilute the genres involved rather than taking the best of both, which is ostensibly the point of the whole exercise….

Carilloneuse

A lovely surprise in the OM mailbox today: a note from Jonathan Bellman relating his experience with the carillon. As stated in the About page, Miss Mussel is a bit of a carilloneuse herself although nowhere near what one would…

Pantygate 2007

It has been brought to Miss Mussel’s attention that opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa was declared the victor in her lawsuit on 21st March of this year against a Syndey promotions company. For those not apprised of the ins…