Category: Cancel Culture

  • My Cancel Culture Demands

    “Michael, isn’t it a self-fulfilling prophecy?” Yes, of course people will stop attacking if I shut up. What’s your point? “No one’s asking you to shut up, Michael. Just be tactful.” 1. What is “tactful”? It’s not like there’s a rulebook somewhere. 2. I’m trying to express something. Even if I knew what would trigger…

  • Attack of the Piano Justice Warriors

    Attack of the Piano Justice Warriors

    Cancel culture in the world of collaborative piano.   I wrote a controversial post in a collaborative piano Facebook group the other day. (For those who don’t know, “collaborative pianist” is a made-up term intended to replace the word “accompanist.” They invented the word because “accompanist” has connotations of subservience. I agree that “accompanist” sucks.…