Friday, April 24, 2009

The Soloist

I am sure I will see The Soloist at some point. I know the movie will probably be one of those tear-jerkers and I'm sure it will have a feel good ending but what I don't want to see is Jamie Foxx actually playing the cello or violin. Nothing is worse than watching someone with limited knowledge and experience playing a string instrument while a professional is actually playing the sound track. It's like nails on a chalkboard to me.

If you don't know about Nathaniel Ayers then you must read Steve Lopez's original article. It's a sad story about a music prodigy with schizophrenia and his unlikely relationship with a writer.
Another article about Ayers and Lopez. Ayers was in Yo-Yo Ma's class at Julliard.

2 comments:

sid said...

LOL! I read your twitter update before I got to this blog post. I was all like wtf are you on. Why did Jamie suddenly start learning the violin? Must be some other Jamie Foxx. Now it all makes sense.

BTW ... love the pictures of on you blog.

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