"Well, if you're wondering what happened, so am I"

Many, many thanks to the producers—and, of course, the ever-perspicacious pundit of a host—for lending six minutes of television to some full-on, rambling music nerdery. For a brief moment, my life turned into something out of a Jacques Tati movie, which was quite pleasantly surreal.

As of right now, the top comment on this clip comes courtesy of Colbert Nation commenter "lord goll," who writes
Comments on this site are becoming quite ephemeral—just like Beethoven's dating life.
I giggled pretty hard at that.

Northeast Regional

After a brief hibernation, First Four Notes-related activities are picking up again. First, I'll be speaking at the Boston Public Library on January 17—holy cats, that's tonight—at 6:00 PM. Then, next Tuesday, I'll be heading into Gotham for a lunchtime talk, starting at noon, at 92Y Tribeca. Joining me for some prefatory four-hand piano peril will be noted sophisticate and upright citizen Ethan Iverson—who will also be hosting an informal preview on Monday night.

Beethoven cat? Beethoven cat.