I write about a wide range of topics, from politics to dull orchestral repertory to current opera productions to the joys of Elliott Carter. (I mean that, too.) I've been rather shocked to find that even now, two years after his passing, the top search term resulting in hits to the blog is "Jerry Hadley."
You could say I'm not exactly happy about this. I didn't say anything particularly original about the tenor: I commented on the several times I'd seen him live (one hit, one miss, one pass owing to illness), the ups and downs of his career, and on the sad manner of his death. I have to guess that it speaks to something about either the size of Hadley's fan base or to prurient interest in how he died.
If you're a regular reader of this blog, thank you; I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. If you happen to be reading this posting because of a search on Hadley: I hope you'll consider taking a look at the rest of what I write about.