- Reading Rob Young's response I felt a bit saddened - I know the whole
affair is a non-starter and not a big deal in the end, but a sense of
personal injury is evident.
I remember in the days when he wasn't the head honcho at the Wire that he
replied to occasional letters I sent to the mag - I was struck then by his
attention to detail (ie even taking crazy requests seriously) and basic
I remember too what an excellent feature writer he was - his piece on
Thaemlitz was such a skilful exploration of the music and politics that I
felt compelled to seek out and listen to the work.
The mag seems to be going from strength to strength (imo), but it's a shame
that editorial duties seem to mean that we see less of his writing.