Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dodecophonic vs. Bicameral -- Fun with numbers

Just mashing up two of the themes from recent posts -- Eric Cantor's efforts to mount an Internet petition to reconvene Congress, and a Swiss music lover's tribute to avant-garde composer Anton Webern. As of this writing, Cantor's Call Back Congress video's been viewed 5,257 times on YouTube while Anton Webern's Symphony video has been watched 15,961 times.

So does that mean Webern's masterwork holds over three times the appeal of Cantor's political posturing?

Well, the Webern video does have more of an international audience (note the comments in other languages), so perhaps not. And I freely admit this isn't really a fair comparison (although not too far afield from others we're hearing this election year).

But what if it did...

- Ralph

Day 61 of the WJMA Web Watch.

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