Posts from 5th May 2004

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May 04

Just heard on the radio the sad news

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Just heard on the radio the sad news that Sir Coxsone Dodd, sound system pioneer and founder of Studio One, has died from a heart attack, aged 72.

“In my view, it is not a gimmick”

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“In my view, it is not a gimmick” sez ENO spokesman of opera at Glasto. No, sorry, IT IS A GIMMICK. But I am thoroughly pro-gimmicks, so that’s fine – especially in the classical world where the gimmickal imagination rarely stretches further than “sloanes in minis play violins too!!!”.