I hereby sentence you…

Peculiar of Odious and Peculiar points out a story of an innovative, opera-loving judge:
MIAMI, Feb 09, 2004 (United Press International via COMTEX) — A Miami judge has devised a plan to punish offenders who play their car stereos too loudly by insisting they join him in his chambers and listen to opera.
Peculiar goes on to recommend Wozzeck for third- offenders. Too good for ’em, I say. And Tristan? Wasted on them. Here’s my schedule of mandatory punishments:
1st offense: Busoni’s Doktor Faust, or Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron.
2nd offense: Glass’ Einstein on the Beach.
3rd offense: I don’t think there will be one… the Glass will have either scared him straight for good, or bored him to death. If not, Hans Pfitzner’s Palestrina should cure him forever.



  1. Al Maviva

    Alan, I can only quote Conrad’s / Coppola’s Colonel/Mr. Kurtz here:
    The horror…….. the horror…..