Winter of our Content

Winter of our Content

Little Music Issue

I would like to take issue with the alleged big “music” issue (Feature, July 30). Frankly, you should have called it the “Big Pop Music Issue,” or maybe the “Big Bar Band Music Issue” or perhaps the “Little Issue of Pop Bands and Vocal Bar Bands with a Little Color on the Side.”

In the Jean Cocteau movie “Orpheus,” the poet Orpheus asks a friend what he should do. His friend replies “Astonish us.” Well, the bands you champion have failed to astonish us. They all are bar bands. They make their living as background music for boozing. That may be all well and good, but that is not all the music there is. 

I suggest, for example,...