Sated by Satie? Not in this lifetime



When I was a Sophomore in high school, our class travelled to New York City to attend a concert. While it was a long bus trip – the students were thrilled to go to the Big Apple and to a concert. Any concert.

Kids get confused. A bunch of kids were glad to have a the day off and and thought they were going to hear Monty Python star Eric Idle.

Others – knew full well we were going to a piano concert of music written by Erik Satie

We did our mandatory research – Satie was a member of a radical socialist party! Cool. Bizarre: he only ate white food: eggs, sugar, shredded bones, the fat of dead animals, veal, salt, coconuts, fruit, rice.  turnips.

And he wrote amazing music.piano-1508907__340-2

We got a heavy dose of culture...a pianist played Satie’s Top Six Best Pieces. We went from clods to cultured.

Long Live Erik Satie.


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