Friday, February 06, 2009

Boston Pops Does Red Sox

What do pop classical versions of songs by The Dropkick Murphys, Neil Diamond, and John Phillip Sousa, well-known (if not infamous) writer Mike Barnicle, and the Red Sox all have in common. If you answered "a CD by the Boston Pops" you'd be right...and then, if you were like me, you'd probably wonder how punk rock sounds played by a string section. You might also shudder.

I wouldn't call myself a Boston Pops fan, so I'm not going to say I endorse this product or the concept behind it whatsoever, but I could see some music fans enjoying the concept. Don't get too excited yet, though: unless you have a secret source, you'll have to wait until Opening Day to get this latest piece of the Red Sox marketing coup.