Oct 13, 2010

Culture Multure: the Dame Joan effect

The Dame Joan effect -- a voice that sounded like a throat crammed with 20 nightingales all trilling at once.

W H Chong — Culture Mulcher

W H Chong

Culture Mulcher

The celebrity demise effect

Unfortunate old joke: “I heard he died last night.” … “But I didn’t even know he was sick.” Tony Curtis. Walter Cronkite. Er, Don Lane. A great fame is like an immortality, making static the old and famous while the rest of us are slip-sliding away. I was surprised Joan Sutherland was only 83. She seems to have been around forever, famous forever. Famous when she was all of 33 in 1959, with most of her career before her.

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One thought on “Culture Multure: the Dame Joan effect

  1. John Bennetts

    “Culture Multure”? Crikey must have let the intern write the headline.

    We all know that it is “Kulcha Mulcha”.

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