QUOTE(skylark @ May 8 2007, 10:04 AM)
QUOTE(Chris H @ May 8 2007, 09:46 AM)
I also thought his comments about the Royal Academy of Music were ridiculous
What a philistine!
A person called a Philistine is said to despise or undervalue art, beauty, intellectual content, and/or spiritual values. Philistines are also said to favor forms of art that have a cheap and easy appeal.
QUOTE(gwu @ May 9 2007, 01:55 PM)
QUOTE(Bing @ May 8 2007, 09:58 AM)
It was his veneer of arrogance that wound me up - including his rather silly comments about the RAM.
I missed the programme and now I'm itching to know what Bill Oddie said about the RAM. Can someone tell me please enlighten me?
QUOTE(sarah-flute @ May 9 2007, 02:15 PM)
I forget exactly, but it was basically that it being the Royal Academy of Music, he was only happy with the "music" bit of that. He was a bit snotty about the "royal" and the "academy", as others have said, having studied at a prestigious university I felt that was a bit stupid.
I think it was even more stupid that this, if my memory is correct. I think he said he couldn't relate to any of the words in the phrase "Royal Academy of Music", except perhaps the word "of". He then said what his problem was with each word.
How utterly puerile. You'd expect somebody who is supposed to be intelligent to be able to see the bigger picture.