Does WMJX pay Dunkin Donuts to have station on?

Laurence Glavin
Sat May 7 12:56:24 EDT 2011

One of the loudest pieces you can hear played by a symphony orchestra is a concert version of
 a piece called the Trojans at Carthage by French composer Hector Berlioz. I sprung for a seat in the 20th
 row when the Boston symphony Orchestra did it in Symphony Hall. Another piece that approaches
 the threshold of pain is the Symphony #5 by Gustav Mahler. I went to a performance of it when the San Francisco
 Symphony Orchestra was on tour, performing once again in Boston's Symphony Hall. My seat was about
 row 10 center. Visceral! The Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2011-2012 schedule was just released, and
 it includes a VERY loud piece by Richard Strauss called "EinHeldenleben", "A Hero's Life"...I actively
 dislike the piece so I will skip that one. An odd thing: very loud music or a simulacrum of same can
 be painful to listen to through transducers, but acoustical music of the very same loudness seems totally
 natural. For the Met in HD in the theaters next Saturday the 14th, a Wagner opera, I will sit very far
 back from the screen.

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kirk
Sent: 05/06/11 06:01 PM
To: Jim Hall
Subject: Re: Does WMJX pay Dunkin Donuts to have station on?

 Who was it that said "If it's too loud, you're too old?"

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