Erik Satie On NPR

by SAMANTHA QUEEN · June 9, 2008

Erik SatieOf course, leave it to the lawyer to write about something she heard on NPR. Nope, no glamorous parties here. But second best to glitz and glam, at least in my world, is NPR’s All Things Considered, which is currently running a profile on Erik Satie, French composer and pianist.

Visit NPR to enjoy two of Satie’s “haunting melodies,” performed by guitarists Jonathan Stone and Adrian Bond. Then, if you can stomach any more excitement, listen to Andrea Seabrook’s recitation of Satie’s absurdist lyrics in Yachting. Finally, if you’ve done all of that, consider yourself educated and go do something extra-hedonistic to compensate for today’s extra ounce of virtue.