Interviewer: ‘Is the myth so much better than the reality could ever be?
Tony James: ‘The myth’s always better than the reality’
(Still) the greatest (post-modern) critque on pop music. 6 more words
1979. Cette année là mourrait Sid Vicious mais aussi un autre personnage connu. Des restes calcinés des Sex Pistols paraissait des faces B, relans sporadiques d’une époque déjà révolue, ultime preuve que le punk était mort et que l’ère des maisons de disques commençait à se métastaser. 1,041 more words
By Roger Neil
Someone started a thread on the unofficial BBC Radio 3 message boards asking for nominations for the top ten sopranos.
It seemed to me that the emerging lists were filled with the usual suspects, and since I’m currently in the process (with Tony Locantro) of finishing up a 4 x CD set for Decca Australia entitled ‘From Melba to Sutherland: Australian Singers on Record’, this is the list I offered: 46 more words
Everybody has an opinion on the four men in this picture. Perhaps with such a perceived legacy and high level of importance, we should respect this by putting away our opinions. 3,131 more words