Friday, April 29, 2016


I finished a big job last night (my column) and though I still have other things to do, I plan to take it easy. Kawate Seed Shop closes tomorrow so I hope to go there later today, depending on the lines.

The big news that broke last night: Peter Boy's parents charged in his death.

A glance at the headlines: I see a weasel has caused a shutdown of the Large Hadron Collider.

"Crazy hack" (Nancy Nall's term) Armond White on Prince here and here.

Prince and the other great pop musicians of the 1980s — Michael Jackson, The Smiths, Public Enemy, Pet Shop Boys, Scritti Politti, Kate Bush, the Au Pairs, sometimes Madonna — were part of the texture of Reagan and Thatcher realities. They responded to the policies of that era in ways that Prince mourners now ignore by trading the thought-provoking complexities of yesterday’s cultural arguments for the non-thinking conformity of today’s politically na├»ve pop culture. It’s as if personal politics (the only politics a pop artist can honestly proclaim) didn’t matter.

1 comment:

Hattie said...

I guess on the Peter Boy thing they had to be sure they had an airtight case before indicting his parents.