Wednesday, September 26, 2018

1978 versus 1978

so close and yet so far from each other

to a kid today they probably sound equally ancient and moldy-oldie, dawn-of-time bizniz

and yet - while rooted in the same stuff, even more apparent on the Costello album before this one - there's a universe of difference between the two

if you were there, then

I mean, compare this - from the Last Waltz

with this

the Old Wave / New Wave divide is wafer thin *

(and the same American crits who gushed over the former, gushed over the latter )

Squeezing Out Sparks decreed 1979's Best Album by the Village Voice's survey of the nation's critics

What a nasty little song!

Bruce Springsteen is that wafer - old and new, both and neither  - and whaddyaknow members of E Street Band work on a later Parker album

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

det var i morgen (den endelige grænse)

a name unfamiliar to me

space obsessed even before he got his mitts on synths

this is a cool album cover