Everyone bowled over by this season of Peter Grimes seems to share a common urge, which is to talk and talk about it, to share and preserve all the moments and memories our boggling brains can hold. This Grimes was a rare and special experience, and it was also very much a shared experience. I think that's something worth preserving in whatever way we're able, DVD or no DVD.
So I'm throwing this space open as a place to record some of those thoughts and fragments in a more genuinely collaborative way than the usual comment threads. Share whatever you'd like — a moment, a million moments, a lengthy dissertation or just an inarticulate sigh. You can do it in the comments section, or via email [primalamusica AT gmail DOT com], Facebook or even Twitter. I'll collate the contributions and re-publish them here, in one big monster scrapbook of a post.
And while you're doing that, I'll try and piece together a few of my own most cherished fragments and add them to the list.
[If you visited earlier in the day, then don't worry, your eyes aren't deceiving you. This post was quite different a few hours ago. Just one of those things.]