Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Word of the day

Today's word is goat rodeo. According to the notes on my CD of The Goat Rodeo Sessions, quoting the Urban Dictionary, a goat rodeo is "A chaotic situation, often one that involves several people, each with a different agenda/vision/perception of what's going on; a situation that is very difficult, despite energy and efforts, to instill any sense or order into", or "A situation that order cannot be brought to any time."

For example:"Management's nuts. By the time each of them has his say and policy gets to us, it's a goat rodeo."
"We had Ondine's fifth birthday party yesterday. What a goat rodeo!"
Yo-Yo Ma, in calling his classical cello meets bluegrass sessions a goat rodeo, is being ironic. You can read all about the CD on Yo-Yo Ma's own site, or in a nice piece in Billboard, or on the Readings online site.