And the llama plays Debussy

On February 10, 2002 by Eden M. Kennedy

Every piece of plastic shit you see in the toy store has a label on it now saying Plays Enriching Classical Music! I guess Mattel and Fisher Price haven’t given up on the Mozart Effect quite yet, not as long as some parent somewhere believes that a few bars of of “Fur Elise” will boost his ten-month-old’s I.Q. Jackson has ended up with four or five toys that play bits of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and John Philip Sousa, but the one that makes me go hmmm is the spinning Mickey Mouse head that plays Beethoven’s Ninth and Pop Goes the Weasel. And the box doesn’t even tell you what pieces of music your stupid toy is playing! Is that Rimsky-Korsakov? I think so, but I won’t ever really know unless I take this moronic flashing little giraffe to my local classical record store, will I?

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