not really, but older. Awhile back, I posted that we bought a radio to listen to Radio Canada in order to hear more French. The thing is, it’s above our level right now and hard to understand. TV and movies would be better.
Anyway, Thursday night as we cooked, Carrie flipped on the English CBC to hear a show one of her students had done. And I had an “a ha” moment. Wow. They really do cool things on the radio on the CBC. Since then, we’ve been checking out the CBC more seriously during cooking and dining times. I always thought of listening to “serious” radio (CBC, NPR) as something done by other people but not for me. Well, that was wrong. We’re loving it, though the programming is definitely uneven. We enjoyed an amusing debate about Alberta the other night (part of our Canadianization project) but the show on the Beatles was all around pretty lame, unless you love the Beatles and are nostalgic for your youth when you discovered them. Last night it was all piano pieces when we had the radio on (actually, the host talked about the performer pretty much the same way the Beatles guy talked about the Beatles). But I liked the overwrought classical piano music way better than the early Beatles. Which isn’t to say I’m going to go out and buy the box of Beethoven performances they were hawking. The endless trilling and lack of percussion still grates a bit. I guess I like the talk and the radio art and could do without the “legitimate music” (to use Pierre Bourdieu’s term).
But piano sonatas over the Beatles? I must be getting old(er).