Apparently some people are making a big to do about the fact that the Classical piece performed at the Inauguration on Tuesday was pre-recorded.
No, seriously. There is a poll and everything on MSNBC with a whole bunch of people commenting that it is a bad way to start the presidency, etc.
People. This is bunk.
I swear, if they asked only musicians, they would most likely unanimously agree that it was a good decision. HAVE YOU HEARD AN OUT OF KEY PIANO PLAYING WITH AN OUT OF KEY VIOLIN? It ain't pretty. And if frickin Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma say it won't be pretty, than let's all give them the benefit of the doubt and get over it.
In fact, can we all just take a moment to be incredibly impressed that they even were able to fake play as well as they did?
Ugh. People annoy the crap out of me.