Monday, May 04, 2009

Gennaro Castaldo Watch: Alright, look back a little bit, then

The arrival of Bob Dylan at the top of the UK album charts has puzzled the editorial team of Pendle Today. How could such a thing happen, and in 2009, too?

They send, naturally, for Gennaro Castaldo, thought-wrangler for HMV:

HMV's Gennaro Castaldo said: "Dylan is arguably our greatest cultural icon and his words and music remain as relevant and as powerful today as they did five decades ago.

"His albums always sell consistently well, but with demand for his catalogue of recordings up significantly in recent months, it's evident that Dylan is going through one of his zeitgeist moments, as a new generation of fans join his more established followers in appreciating his musical legacy."

Mam! Mam! Our Bob is upstairs having one of his zeitgeist moments again, and I'm not going to clean it up with a damp rag this time...