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Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:57 pm
by NormanD
BBC Radio 4's Book Of The Week, each day at 9:45 am and 00.30

"Highlights from an entertaining and idiosyncratic series of essays from James Wood, the leading literary critic of his generation. It's a collection which ranges widely, from a loving analysis of Keith Moon's drum technique to the intentions, gifts and limitations of some of our most celebrated modern novelists, including Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan.

1.THE FUN STUFF: HOMAGE TO KEITH MOON
Wood analyses the lost genius of Moon and his ability to create magic out of mayhem, relating this to his own experience of learning to play drums as a boy."

Only the first reading is concerned with Keith Moon. It's engaging enough to hook me in for the rest of the week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03whqb5

Re: Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:09 pm
by Adam Blake
Oh how fab! Thanks, Norman. Will listen later.

Re: Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:34 pm
by AndyM
He's coming to Sussex to speak at an academic symposium on 'Quadrophenia'.

Re: Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:10 pm
by NormanD
AndyM wrote:..an academic symposium on 'Quadrophenia'.
Start time - 5.15?

Re: Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:00 pm
by AndyM
Most people make that joke a bit quicker, Norm!

Re: Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:09 pm
by Adam Blake
AndyM wrote:He's coming to Sussex to speak at an academic symposium on 'Quadrophenia'.



Ha ha! I hope he denounces it as drug and brandy addled nonsense - or would he be in danger of losing his tenure?

Re: Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:07 am
by AndyM
Brandy -- if only.........

Re: Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:18 am
by Adam Blake
When I say nonsense I mean the "concept". There's some excellent music on the album, although it is over-produced in the style of the day. Much better live. For example, this is quite good, the drumming is really quite passable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQw1bNgdCf8

Re: Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:01 am
by AndyM
I'm no great fan of the music, I must confess, but I'll be talking about the film.

Re: Homage to Keith Moon

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:25 am
by Adam Blake
Oh yeah, I had forgotten about the film.

Listened to the clip. Thank you, Norman! That's really lovely. The poetic musicology that Moon deserves and would have mercilessly mocked. He's got it right, this academic geezer, when Moonie died he took the spirit of The Who with him.