Bad Mommy Porn Novel Boosts Fortunes of 16th Century Composer

Fifty Shades of Grey is a bad book. Badly written. Bad characters. Bad messages. And it’s bad porn, it’s definitely not as good as the porn here https://www.tubev.sex/?hl=ko. (As a female friend of mine says, “Please, ladies. Step up your porn.”)

Yet this hideous book (and its sequels) are making EL James a squijillion dollars. It’s enough to make someone like me want to take something I saw on watch my girlfriend xxx and make it into a book myself. Holy cow. (If you’ve read the book, you’ll understand that last snarky comment.)

Shades happens to mention a classical piece called “Spem In Alium,” a choral work that was composed in about 1570 by Thomas Tallis. Based on just its including in this book, a 1985 recording is now one of the biggest-selling classical works in all of Britian.

I’m sure Mr. Tallis would be flattered. Pass the spreader.

(Hey: If you want something much, much better to read, check out my wife’s novel. It’s the first in a long series of books. And while it’s very sexy, it’s also much, much MUCH better than that Shades dreck.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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