Sunday, February 2, 2014


A PS to yesterday... Just noticed that Kraftwerk won a Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Kris Kristofferson, The Isley Brothers... (so far, so predictible)... Armando Manzanero (a Mexican romantic composer, now aged 78), Clifton Chenier (a cajun/zydeco musician who died 25 years ago), Maud Powell (a classical violinist who died nearly 100 years ago!), and... The Beatles. Imagine someone putting that list together. 'OK, we got country, soul, a Mexican, some zydeco - what the hell is zydeco anyway? - some classical and, er, how about something European and electronic? Oh, and we forgot pop. Hey, how about The Beatles?'

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