winetarelli posted:haggis posted:winetarelli posted:haggis posted:
A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago. Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good. So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.
Wow. I heard he has been particularly good this tour. Good for you!
Also: I’m curious what the age breakdown was. Was it mostly Boomer (and Silent Generation) professors? Professors and lecturers of various generations? Grad students? Was it 90% undergrads? 20 years ago you were far more likely to hear someone playing “Percy’s Song” on the Arts Quad than anything by Britney Spears, but we all grew up on him via our parents. I imagine it is different for the kids today, but I don’t know.
Good question and one that I was thinking about yesterday as I was posting my comments. I would say 75% boomers/profs/admin types. The rest was largely college-age kids (or so they seem to me!). There seemed to be a dearth of people 30'ish - 50'ish.
You went to Cornell??
In fact I stayed in touch with the managers of Northside for years afterwards. If you’ve ever met Dave Pohl there, he’s the one who really taught me my foundation of wine. But my favorite professors are no longer teaching at Cornell. My favorite to learn from, Ted Lowi, unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago. I’m not certain if he was still teaching near the end. My favorite to argue with, Jeremy Rabkin, the last I heard now teaches at George Mason.
If you ever get back up this way, let me know!