Writings about Music

Replying Symbolically

This arrived in my email today:

"Los Angeles Times

Come back for $62/year. "

I had signed up for a month so I could read updates about the virus.

This was my reply: "The last time you wrote about my music was 1993! Your classical music coverage is too much in bed with the LA Philharmonic, etc. Independent composers are largely what American music has been about historically. They are what your readers are interested in learning about. Hope you improve your intellectual and spiritual stance!"

I say "replying symbolically" because my response went to the subscriptions department where it will undoubtedly be ignored. But I was once taught that it's better to take any action than no action.

- Michael Robinson, July 2020, Los Angeles


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist).