June 14, 2007


Cat Destroys Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Sequel Score

The award-winning composer told the London paper, “I was trying to write some new music; [my six-month-old cat] Otto got into the grand piano, jumped onto the computer and destroyed the entire score for the new Phantom in one fell swoop.”

Really, what else is there to say?

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10 Responses to Wow

  1. John says:

    Has anyone started a fund to erect a monument to this gallant feline? So discerning at such a young age, too.

  2. campbell says:

    1) I agree. The moggie deserves a medal, a country house a la Blenheim and a big fat state pension

    2) Turning to more, ahem, stimulating topics. What is all this about Dr F getting nekkid on stage last night? Hmmm? Of course he does it, “Only when the script absolutely calls for it”. But then again he writes his own scripts.

  3. Jeffrey says:

    Good, good kitty.

  4. Shit, Jeffrey beat me to it. I really need to get here sooner.

  5. Kyle says:

    That is pretty hilarious. THANK GOD FOR THAT CAT! Is there a medal for that kind of thing?

  6. Sin says:

    I can’t help but wonder how that cat managed to ricchochet off the piano and onto the computer. But there should be a lifetime supply of caviar and Devonshire cream provided as appreciation for this kind of public service.

  7. Kenny says:

    I think an Order of Merlin, First Class is appropriate here. Clearly, this was a cognizant animagus merely pretending to be a cat.

    I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series in anticipation of the new book release. Sue me.

  8. Andy says:


  9. henry says:

    As a friend of mine said: that’s what you get when you play with pussy.

    Otto should be on the honors list.

  10. Will says:

    This SO smacks of “my dog ate my homework” and I wonder if it’s possibly just as spurious. Are we to believe that Sir Andrew never saved a file? That he wrote the entire score all at once and that the cat jumped onto the delete key and erased everything before the composer could hit “save as”? Or that someone in Sir Andrew’s position hadn’t ever saved to disc or gotten an automatic back-up service?

    I’m as grateful to that cat as anyone with an iota of taste in music, but the story seems far fetched somehow.


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