Saturday, December 30, 2006

Recline and fall

The challenge is as always to detect whether habits are recorded because they are normal or exceptional.
—Emily Gowers, review of Matthew B. Roller's Dining Posture in Ancient Rome, TLS Dec. 22 & 29, 2006

It was like the dream of Brian Wilson that Brian himself could never really approach, of an easy listening album that was at the same time a work of genius.Jane Dark's Sugarhigh!, on Scritti Politti's White Bread Black Beer


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