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You other brothers can’t deny

Revealed: James Levine has had two back surgeries since the spring, but is described (by Tom Levine) as “very, very positive and very, very optimistic.” [NYT]

7 comments

  • 1
    kashania says:

    The double “very” is always encouraging.

  • 2
    quoth the maven says:

    It’s very, very encouraging!

  • 3
    OpinionatedNeophyte says:

    When a man walks on,
    With an ample-long baton,
    Accompanying that lieder song
    You get sprung!

  • 4
    Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Tom has been devoted to his brother and finally having more of a public presence rather than just being talked about behind his back. Here’s hoping the masestro will be as fit as a fiddle for the new season.

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  • 6
    rofrano says:

    GREAT photoshop!

  • 7
    perfidia says:

    I do hope he is going to be fine this time, but I wonder if he shouldn’t take more time resting because the problem reoccurred as soon as he got back to work after the first surgery. Levine seems such a driven personality that I wouldn’t be surprised if he is pushing his body when he shouldn’t. I bet you he is going crazy with his reduced activities.