How Do You Get To Pyongyang? Practice, Practice, Practice

Written by Matt Elzweig on . Posted in Music, Posts.


Apparently,
Kim Jong Il is
a classical music
lover as well as a despot. Either that or he
felt left out when the NY Philharmonic
played Rachmaninoff and Beethoven in
the South last year. North
Korea
’s usually Blublocker-rockin’* leader
recently sent the United
States
oldest symphony
orchestra
an open invitation
to play the DPK.

The
Great Leader has a penchant for private
engagements that have been said to include
an imported pizza chef from Italy, a sushi
chef on loan
from Japan,
and other luxuries like
his 10,000-bottle wine
cellar
. Then, of course, there’s the “Mansions
Special Volunteer Corps,” a harem large enough to overtake Barker’s
Beauties
. So if
America
signs off on the gig,
it will probably
be for Kim and pals only.

Eric
Latzky, a spokesperson for the New York Philharmonic,
said the 106-person orchestra will not accept
the surprise invite
without Uncle Sam’s blessing. For
some reason, we don’t expect that to be happening any time soon.

*The
sunglasses Mr. Kim favors look custom-made and
actually resemble Ambervision
shades more than Blublockers. But “Blublocker-rockin’"
definitely
sounds better than “Ambervision-rockin’.”

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