Friday, 23 January 2009


I was amazed that the quartet at the Inauguration were playing and I was right to be surprised. Turns out they weren't, oh well...

Reported in this mornings Times newspaper:

It's not exactly Watergate but Barack Obama's inauguration was back in the dock today after it emerged that the quartet of classical musicians who ushered him on to the steps of the Capitol were faking it.

A spokeswoman for the congressional committee, which organised the inauguration, the biggest and most costly in history, told the newspaper that the musicians could not have played live in Tuesday's sub-zero temperatures because of the risk of broken piano strings and cracked instruments.

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