Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pseud’s corner

For the Observer, Kitty Empire reviews the second Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary concert at O2. She considers that not only is Eric Clapton “the smuggest of all guitar heroes”, but also:
The privilege of new forms such as rock is that their originators are still here to be witnessed, and there is a deep satisfaction to be had in watching the 20th century's equivalents of Chaucer or Palestrina or Thespis run through their material.  
Yes, the Stones are likened to Chaucer, Palestrina and Thespis. You know, the first actor and first playwright, sixth century BC Greek guy. That Thespis.

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