27 April 2006

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Recently, Jimmy posted a piece about a Jackie Leven-Ian Rankin collaboration. Today from the Guardian, another bit about "musician-author hookups." In particular, this is a fun and sweet piece about British DJs embracing the work of the English poet laureate John Betjeman, and Betjeman's own recording career with the Charisma label. Nick Cave is a huge fan and there are some sweet quotes by DJ John Lycett Green, Betjeman's grandson. The article closes with a list of mucisian-author hookups, from the Clash and Ginsberg (with a note about Ginsberg dancing to I Wanna Hold Your Hand), to Cobain and Burroughs.

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