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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Cuckoo for Crow

Posted by on March 21 at 10:49 AM

The response to this week’s theater column, featuring a slap at the “spectacular, clanging, and unerringly pretentious Degenerate Art Ensemble,” has riled up a few folks. “Cuckoo Crow was awesome,” one of my friends said. “You’re nuts.”

“I’ve known them forever,” another friend said. “They’re great.”

The friend I attended with liked the show more than I did (though he got ice cream—and we agree that the projections were really beautiful). My other friends liked the show more than I did. Even Misha Berson at the Times seemed to like it more than I did. I felt like a man alone until I got this nice letter from a stranger named Milo:

“As someone who has been a big fan of the DAE for a while now, I just wanted to thank you for giving Cuckoo Crow a bad review in the last issue. I left that theatre angry, not least of which because I naturally assumed they were going to get away with it. God, what a piece of shit!”

Thanks, Milo! I don’t feel so crazy anymore. Anybody else out there see the CC?