At one point or another, we’ve probably all crossed paths with a fraud of a conductor; you know, the type who spends more time dancing on the podium and wallowing in baton shtick thinking it “looks good” rather than inspiring a stage full of musicians and serving as the catalyst for a transcending live concert experience. Fortunately, for those who may not be 100 percent certain, there’s now a quick and easy test to figure it out.
<Ahem> In the voice of Jeff Foxworthy: your conductor might be a fraud if…
…his/her podium antics work when synced to Gangnam Style.
I’m confident someone could put an app together for this; just snap a video of your conductor using the phone’s video camera and the app attempts a Gangnam Style sync and you’ll have your results in under two minutes.