Saturday, June 27, 2009

Michael Jackson

I find this Michael Jackson thing extraordinary. The international media have spent a great deal of time denigrating this very strange individual in the past, with some reason, and now we are told that the whole world is mourning him. Hypocrite rédacteur, mon semblable, mon frère... He is probably even better at selling newpapers than Lady Di.

When Virgil Thomson was criticized for having a go at Igor Stravinsky, he replied, "living monuments are insupportable". Perhaps that's true, but it seems that dead monuments are canonized.

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