Sunday, February 09, 2014


Finished this book about Philip Roth and he made a funny remark to the author about Bach's compositional style, said Bach was "like a guy constantly checking his pockets." Now, I recall that years ago I was infuriated by some really dumb things David Byrne casually said about Bach in a BELIEVER interview, but now that I think of it, he was saying the same thing Philip Roth was saying, but somehow I am still irritated and annoyed by David Byrne's snide pronouncements, while what Philip Roth said made me laugh and even agree. Think about it, I guess. Or don't. Who cares.