Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dept. of Fallible Performance

“… we loved the mistakes because they seemed autobiographical, because without meditation or guile they wrote a naked heart’s wound. And if her notes had a tendency to wobble, to grow harsh, then this possibility of failure gave her fans a function. The infallible performance does not require an audience.”

Wayne Koestenbaum

2 comments:

Nada said...

ex quis ite

rodney k said...

Nada,

Have you read The Queen's Throat? This chapter esp., "The Callas Cult," you'd love if you haven't. But the whole thing's great.