It’s Pledge Week at the local classickal musicke station and the playlist is positively chock-a-block with hackneyed crowd-pleasers; Pachelbel’s “Canon,” the “1812 Overture,” the “Ride of the Valkyries,” “Peter and the Wolf” and Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor,” to name but a few.  Over and over and over again.

I sometimes wonder about the poor deejays who have to both play this sort of stuff and also enthuse about it as they encourage their listeners to pony up.   At what point do they wish for nothing more than the pleasure of driving a screwdriver into their eardrums?