Some reporters seem determined to prove themselves to be out of touch idiots today. Not half an hour ago, the Boston Globe’s Billy Baker tweeted this.
For no explicable reason, there is now a man outside the courthouse playing Amazing Grace on bagpipes.
— Billy Baker (@billy_baker) April 17, 2013
Yes, it’s quite inexplicable that someone would use an instrument that when played skillfully captures a mournful yet hopeful spirit, to play an uplifting song reminding listeners that there is more to life than today’s struggles. Inexplicable, indeed.
Ace of Spades is sarcastically equally mystified.
why would a busker play an appropriate song nearby a large gathering of people with dollars in their pocket? #strangedaysindeed
— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) April 17, 2013
According to his Twitter ID, intrepid reporter Billy Baker is working on a book about jugglers. For whatever that’s worth.