March 29, 2015 6:00 pm -

lj[su_r_sky_ad]The rotund bloviator also reveals that he knows next to nothing about classical music or culture in his latest eruption:

Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio host with a weekly audience of 15 million, is not a name that generally crosses the cultural divide.

But a remark by John Adams, introducing his new violin concerto at Lincoln Center last week, has roused Rush supporters to spitting fury. A neo-con commentator Jay Nordlinger was in the hall for the concert and drew the absurd conclusion that Adams had likened Limbaugh to the Taliban. So Nordlinger psyched up The Mouth himself. …

Limbaugh has clearly never set foot in a classical concert if he imagines everyone is in black tie and a concerto is the same as a symphony. But leave that aside.

From this distance, it seems to us that these rightwing motormouths can dish it out to Obama and the Democrats, but they go running to Mummy at the slightest hint of a personal aspersion.

Let’s hear it for John Adams. He should get a radio show.

Adams’ new concerto, Scheherazade.2, was written for prominent violinist Leila Josefowicz, and as with much of his other music does not shy away from sociocultural commentary:

Adams described the piece as a response to the revulsion he felt about the treatment of women in One Thousand and One Nights, and in the contemporary world in general. Modeled somewhat after Belioz,Scheherazade.2 is his story story of a “beautiful, wise young woman” who triumphs over patriarchal persecution. It is a big, sprawling attempt to tell that story.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Rush Freaks Out Over Violin Concerto

  1. fancypants March 29th, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    its always nice to drive limpdick nuts.. Have at it Adams

    • Zhushika March 29th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Yep. And that’s my favorite name for him too. 🙂

    • bluejayray March 29th, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      I agree. I love it when he bounces up and down in his chair and gets spittle all over the Golden Microphone.

      • fancypants March 30th, 2015 at 7:45 pm

        you might as well reward yourself with something gold because nobody else will

  2. StoneyCurtisll March 29th, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Let Limbaugh freak over this…

    The Only Way (Hymn) And Infinite Space..

  3. dave-dr-gonzo March 29th, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Back in the day, my good friend Bartcop used to call the rotund radio reactionary a “vulgar Pigboy.” The description seems more apt than ever.

  4. arc99 March 29th, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Right wingers get their panties in a bunch due to a single instance of Limbaugh being criticized in terms far more civil than the vitriolic garbage directed towards President Obama 24x7x365.

    Bravo Mr. Adams. Let the righties have a taste of the same sh*t sandwich they serve up to others.

  5. granpa.usthai March 30th, 2015 at 1:15 am

    rush gets like that every time he OD’s on Viagra. It’s pretty typical of most junkies.

  6. rg9rts March 30th, 2015 at 3:43 am

    His audience is at a loss to understand music too

  7. William March 30th, 2015 at 8:54 am

    “the absurd conclusion that Adams had likened Limbaugh to the Taliban”.

    That’s patently absurd. The religious convictions of most Taliban members renders them with a distain for pork.

    • alpacadaddy April 1st, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Comparing ‘Jabba the Rush’ to pigs is a distinct disservice to porcines everywhere… because pigs are smarter! (and considerably less obnoxious!)

  8. eyelashviper March 30th, 2015 at 11:37 am

    “Rush Freaks out over…..” Fill in the blank, his outrage level has no limits and is only just red meat for his frothing and angry followers.