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Vatican Warns on Fake Papal Organist
Status: Imposter
This is over a week old, but it struck me as odd enough to be worth posting anyway:
The archpriest of St. Peter's basilica has warned European concert organizers against a musician who is falsely advertising himself as the "official organist" to Pope Benedict XVI... An Italian musician, Massimiliano Mussi, has issued publicity brochures in which he claims to a papal appointment. The cardinal warned promoters that the Vatican has only one official organist, American James Edward Goettsche. "Any other person who claims similar titles or merits should be considered dishonest," the cardinal said.
So I'm really curious about what this guy's story is. Has he resorted to deception to get a leg-up in the cut-throat world of organ playing? Or is he using this as a line to pick up girls? "Hey baby, I play the Pope's organ."
Categories: Identity/Imposters
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jun 02, 2006
Comments (6)
LOL
Anyone using that pickup line with me would get more than a second glance just for the fact that it's so hilarious!
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  02:27 AM
Heh, that wouldn't have anything to do with seeing an "impressive organ" in Edinburgh, Nettie? wink
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  05:41 AM
Yeah, it must have been very difficult to keep clean, as I told the nice man...
wink
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  06:46 AM
Has he resorted to deception to get a leg-up in the cut-throat world of organ playing? Or is he using this as a line to pick up girls? "Hey baby, I play the Pope's organ."

You're too much, Alex!!!! LOL LOL
Posted by Christopher  in  Joplin, Missouri  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  08:32 AM
I hear the pope got bird flu.



...From the Cardinal.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  08:46 AM
C'mon, Alex, you just wanted an excuse to say, "Papal Organist."
Posted by Big Gary  in  Gun Barrel City, Texas, USA  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  07:33 PM
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