Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thirsty For Love

(photo by Sean Metelerkamp compliments of Rhythm Records)

Master wordsmith (Sir Ahmed) Salman Rushdie penned these thoughts in what the Times calls “the first great Rock n Roll novel in the English language”. I was struck at how applicable they are to Dutch Courage.

“It’s easy enough to hear the bitter, disabused ironies in many of Ormus’s songs. But the music he’s come up with is jauntily, almost perversely uptempo. The overall effect is oddly affirmative, even anthemic, and for many young people these jaundiced, dystopic tracks become unlikely, adult anthems of relief, a new beginning, release.”

    The Ground Beneath Her Feet

© Salman Rushdie


Vintage, Random House, London

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