The SFS strike isn't bringing out the best in everybody. In some cases, it's bringing out the worst:
- Manuela Hoelterhoff, who might know better after years of covering the music business, writing a book or two, and winning a Pulitzer for criticism, instead publishes an insanely ignorant piece of crap. The comments quite rightly tear her to pieces.
- Anthony Alfidi, who admits to knowing nothing about music, suggests firing all the striking SFS musicians, claims they're worth only $85,000/year, and says that any talented high school player could do what the SFS players do. This is all so stupid as to be deeply sad; thank goodness he admits to knowing nothing about music. He certainly demonstrates that. And hey, I bet that the orchestra doesn't take him up on his offer to play cymbals or triangle as a substitute percussionist. Hint: not as easy as he thinks it looks, especially if you don't read music.