update, May 11 2012: This post has been updated to include all parts of the interview.
That has the makings of the next “Weekend update” with reverb.
update: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Avnon was rebuffed simply on the grounds that he is Israeli.
Optimistic; encouraging; positive: They use catchy, upbeat phrases/ A triumph of upbeat pictures over the downbeat
[1947+; apparently fr the musical term upbeat, ''a beat on which a conductor raises his baton,'' but since such beats have no emotional connotations, the coiner must have seized on the general positive notion of up and taken beat to mean ''stroke, movement'']