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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Black Sabbatical

So I finally move from sickbed to desktop, if only to clear the backlog of email. (Current bedside reading includes the BFI Modern Classics book on The Crying Game: click here to buy). Amid all the usual guff is an academic call for papers worth quoting from:
"Heavy Metal tried from the beginning to locate itself in a liminal space between pedestrian mass culture and a rather elitist adherence to complexity and musical craftsmanship, speaking from a subaltern position against the hegemonic discourse."
I'm not convinced that Dr. Gerd Bayer's proposed anthology will convince the likes of Ozzy Osbourne that this is what they have been up to for the last 40 years.


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