Brandon Wright

Master's Student
Seattle, WA, United States

About Brandon


English, Japanese

Areas of Expertise

ESL/EFL, Japanese Studies, Japanese Language, japanese literature, Japanese to English Translation, classical music , Music History, classical voice training, Cello, International Relations

An idea worth spreading

Everyone has a role to play and a job to do. And it is never anyone's job to criticize another person's role... except for Sean Hannity.

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International Relations and Development, Non-Profit Sector, Japan and Asia, Renaissance/Classical Music, World Travel, Mountain-biking, Snowboarding, Cooking, Japanese Literature, Technology.

Comments & conversations

Brandon Wright
Posted about 5 years ago
Natasha Tsakos: A multimedia theatrical adventure
I think one of the problems with this video is that it's a thin-slice of art; if in 1965 someone just played you "Norwegian Wood" and then tried to tell you that Rubber Soul would "change rock music forever," it would more than invite skepticism. I agree with various sentiments posted here. Certainly everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and if we weren't, would these ideas really be "worth spreading?" But overall I quite liked Natasha's performance and found it to be entertaining and inspiring. To those who found it to be less than so, let me pose a question: Have you ever compared a quality recording of, say, a Brahms Symphony, Dvorak Cello Concerto or Mozart's Requiem to an excellent live performance of the same work? Natasha Tsakos is a virtuosic performer who is at the forefront of her field, and I think the bulk of the impetus of this "talk" is lost simply by viewing it through a screen. The actual 'Upwake" show is probably worth a watch... butt in theater seat.