Monday, March 15, 2010

Gennaro Castaldo Watch: Leave a light on for me

Gennaro Castaldo. He's normally to be found shedding light on the dark areas of music. Today, though, he's shedding light on why HMV in Oxford isn't shedding light.

An outraged Oxford Times wants to know why stores in the city keep leaving their lights on overnight:

Gennaro Castaldo, a spokesman for HMV which turned all its lights off, said: “Advertising and promotion is important, but the public at large value businesses managing their costs and reducing their impact on the environment more.”

It's good for the environment that HMV are flicking their lights off, certainly. But I think Gennaro might need to get out more if he thinks the public value "businesses managing their costs".