Monthly Archives: January 2004

4’33” – isn’t it time we shut up about it?

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At great expense to you and me, BBC4 have broadcast Cage’s 4’33” ‘played’ by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. As you will know from a previous entry, Cage made a lot of money out of silence, even posthumously. We can’t touch … Continue reading Continue reading

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JS New Years Honours List

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Here, in no particular order, is my line up: 1. Robin Cook For moral courage, logic and rhetoric. His resignation speech in March 2003 was one of the most moving and lucid speeches I’ve ever heard. My favourite paragraph: “We … Continue reading Continue reading

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