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Shostakovich is a hipster. No, really.

March 3, 2011

Yeah, maybe this is the laziest Friday post ever, but if it’s any consolation, I have something on the crock pot that’ll be really good for next week.  Patience is virtues, friends.

So, why is Shostakovich a hipster?

  • Irony… and a whole lot of it.  Name a composer more ironic than Shostakovich!  There’s even an academic journal article on it, and if there’s an academic journal article on it, you know it has to be ten times truer than anything on wikipedia.
  • Shostakovich likes obscure sports like soccer, just to show you how much more obscure he was, and then he went and wrote a ballet about it.  Yupp.  People dancing.  About soccer.  And you know what, the ballet is so obscure it doesn’t even have a wikipedia article!
  • His Fifth Symphony will forever be linked to PBR thanks to the Internet.  Okay, it’s the Professional Bull Riders, but it’s still a PBR.
  • If that’s not enough, I mean, the Buddy Holly glasses are just a dead give away…

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