Only the Purplest Prose for Graydon

The first sentence from Graydon Carter's editor's letter, in the latest Vanity Fair:

I should have known that inviting Tom Ford to oversee this year's Hollywood Issue would create a chorus of office lore many octaves higher than the shrill solos that form the usual monthly soundtrack.

How many times did you have to re-read that for basic comprehension? Don't be embarrassed, you can tell us. Honestly, we've been staring at it since midnight.

On Tom Ford and the VF Hollywood Issue [Vanity Fair]