File under A for “Assholes, Like Opinions Everybody’s Got One”.
Two contrasting takes on the age of Rock’n’nRoll.
First up, Robyn Hitchcock, talking to Boston radio station 90.9 WBUR…
"Forty years ago, when I first got hold of an electric guitar, if someone had told me that at 60 I'd be playing amplified beat music, I would have just said, 'Get out of here! ... It's like Mr. Rogers is playing guitar; that's gross!' But you know, rock 'n' roll is an old man's game now."
Listen to/read the full transcript at www.wbur.org.
Meanwhile in the Gulf Daily News published in Bahrain, writer David Mills begs to differ, suggesting that pop and rock music should be left behind with all other childish things…
"Why would anyone want to be trapped in a teenage mindset, hearing only the narrow, narcissistic concerns of youth? It would be like only reading The Dandy and The Beano when you could be reading Conrad, Eliot, Dickens, Tennyson, Geothe, Dostoevsky, Mishima - for classical music is nothing if not international, unlike the oddly parochial, essentially Anglo-American world of pop."
The full story is HERE.
Any thoughts, Rock’n’Roll Londoners?
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