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“You can experience a download but you can’t download an experience.” November 12, 2012

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Culture, Music.

Had the pleasure earlier this evening of watching Billy Bragg give the Annual John Peel Lecture on BBC 6. The post title comes from his lecture which covered Braggs early days pre record deal and the role Peel played in Bragg making the breakthrough.
Bragg also talks about class and musical opportunities as well as the way music is going with more and more of it being online.
Well worth a listen.
You can listen to it here as well as see a few clips from the lecture.


1. beckiesheldon - November 13, 2012

Reblogged this on Good stories aren't when a dog bites a man, it is when a man bites a dog. and commented:
Love this 🙂


2. Roddy - November 13, 2012

Wasn’t he a pederast. Hardly a man u would want to associate yourself with.


3. smiffy - November 13, 2012

Oh, everyone’s a pederast these days.


4. Bartholomew - November 13, 2012

And those days too:


Quote: ‘And so you open Pandora’s box to find the seedy ingredients of British populism. It’s not just names, or performers and acts, it’s an ethos. Why is British light entertainment so often based on the sexualisation of people too young to cope? And why is it that we have a press so keen to feed off it? Is it to cover the fact, via some kind of willed outrage, that the culture itself is largely paedophile in its commercial and entertainment excitements? ‘


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