IMO, Issue 232 was one of the best for a long while. The Ex, David
Sylvian, Softs, YLT, Kagel Exercises... I'd not be surprised to find
that somewhere in the high echelons of the Russian secret service is
a cadre of Kagel fans, pulling strings on a realpolitik performance
Normally I am happy to defend Mr Penman on the basis that if I don't
understand what he's written at least I can keep trying, however, I
think it is a mistake to allow him to write too much (as in the
tragic Nina Simone piece). His thoughts seem to benefit from
concentration into a lexical neoplasm.
Does Dick Henderson write for the Sunday Papers in his day job? I
think that readers of the Wire might just be able to work out which
'Don' signed the cover art of Trout Mask Replica. Or not?
A new section: Fictional Reviews. Readers write a review of a
performance that never happened but should 'ave. Has to better than
Byron Coley's feeble review of GSY!BE and JOMF. But of course, the
review was deeply ironic and I am missing the point...
np: Bastard Noise: Analysis of Self-Destruction