Monday, April 19, 2004

NOBODY WANTS TO READ OLD MEN TALKING ABOUT MUSIC: That would seem to sum up the attitude of the Cincinnati Enquirer, which has just canned its music critic Larry Nager after eight years. Nager's crime wasn't professing an affection for early Beautiful South, nor was he caught googling on the company network for 'Olsen Twins Naked'; instead, it seems all he did wrong was to turn fifty. And Nager isn't the only one, either - Joel Selvin had to get legally heavy with the San Francisco Chronicle before they'd restore his title of music critic, removed after thirty years. Let's hope John Peel never needs a job writing for the US papers.
[Discovered through Burned by the Sun]

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