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Pianos duel controversy

Letter to the Editor | Monday, December 1, 2008

In response to Tyler Deschamps’s “Dueling Pianos and the Catholic Identity”, I agree with your sentiments wholeheartedly. I, too, was in the audience at the Dueling Pianos show at Legends. I assumed it would be a night of simple entertainment in line with Notre Dame’s Catholic identity. This, as would be proven later that evening, was clearly a false assumption. Like Tyler, I was shocked and offended by the performers’ choice of songs. “FHG” – I dare not say the actual title, but you know what it is – shocked my sensibilities. Of course, not wanting to seem a wet blanket, I laughed and chortled along with the rest of the crowd, but inside I was deeply offended. Tyler, if that music violated your personal taste as it did mine, I have a nice album of Gregorian chants you can borrow if you want. Track 6 is particularly moving.

Michael Scully


Zahm Hall

Nov. 21