by carl wilson

Welcome to Hell, Here Are Your Ice Skates

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Brian Eno reportedly has joined the Roxy Music reunion to record their first new album in over 20 years. (Contrary to that story, tho, the RM reunion before now wasn't a one-off - it involved world tours in 2001 and 2003.) Given Eno's previous attitude, this comes as quite a surprise if it's true. And in a funny dovetailing with this weekend's subject matter, Eno is acting as a financial backer to someone who is trying to take Tony Blair's Sedgfield seat in British parliament away from him, over Iraq.

Bryan Ferry is 104.

Update Tuesday: Enoweb says the London Times report was dead wrong. One wonders, then, where it came from? Was this Eno sending up a trial balloon then letting it burst, or the other Roxys trying to stir up interest in the third round of their overextended reunion? I saw the 2003 tour and enjoyed it, but after a certain point there does seem to be a tendency to milk the heifer dry. Um, you can buy a box of Oblique Strategies cards here.

News | Posted by zoilus on Monday, March 21 at 02:29 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (2)

 

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Apparently, it's all a sham.
Though I was lacing those skates up...
[I can't believe his second Canadian lecture is in WATERLOO]

Posted by Trevor Haldenby on March 22, 2005 11:08 AM

 

 

I'm so torn...between my love of Roxcy Music and my love of Iraqi democracy.

Posted by Ryan on March 21, 2005 08:58 PM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson