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KUSC-FM, the Los Angeles classical radio station that I love to hate, is having a Top 100 Countdown. I would love to get back at them for their programming, and you can vote for three selections once a day. There is a list of the usual suspects (for their programming), including Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the Pachelbel Canon, the Four Seasons, and so forth, but it is possible to write in selections. I have picked, more or less at random, three modern works, and shall vote for them every day until April 24 (I think) on two different computers. The works are Pierre Boulez's "Le Marteau Sans Maitre," Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Gruppen," and the Hans Werner Henze Symphony No. 7. I would like those of us on CMG who appreciate modern music and can't stand their wimpy programming to go to their website and write in these three selections. (There are multiple recordings readily available of each of these works.) They would bust a gut if those works finished in the Top 100 and they actually had to play them (I suspect, however, that those works would not be played no matter how many votes were written in for them; as I have commented previously, their record for transparency is not, shall we say, outstanding).
As they used to say in Boston: "Vote often and early for James Michael Curley!" Many years ago, in the fan voting for the National League in the baseball All-Star Game, the Cincinnati fans managed to stack the voting so that, for the eight position players (the pitchers were chosen by the manager), there were seven Reds players and Stan Musial. Go to it!
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