Two weeks ago, Twin Cities Business ran an article about the Minnesota Orchestra called:
Does The Minnesota Orchestra Have Sustainable Labor Contracts?
Okay, Twin Cities Business: you’ve immediately pulled my Pissiness Pulley by using the words “Minnesota Orchestra” and “sustainable” in the same sentence. Much like the ideas of American exceptionalism or precooked meat products, the concept of sustainability in the orchestra world has been used to justify some truly terrible stuff. Twin Cities Business should know this, and tread carefully.
Next comes a worrying, intestine-twisting subheadline:
The orchestra’s finances might not be as stable as they seem
Okay, let’s back up.
First off: the finances have recovered enough to seem stable? I missed that. The fact there’s even a perception of stability is news in and of itself.
Second, why the passive-aggressive tone? Is it sunny outside? I don’t know; it seems like it, but the weather might not be as stable as it seems.
Well, seeds of doubt as to the purpose and seriousness of this article have already been planted in the headline and sub-headline, so the actual article itself should be fun!!!!11!11!