A review of Tom Stoppard's new play Rock n Roll
"In some senses Rock'n'Roll is a symbolically rollicking episode of Ab Fab about class, consciousness and revolution written by a ruthless genius thinking at a speed unfashionable in this day and age."
"His history of rock'n'roll misses punk, but in a way the Plastic People supply it with their driven, desperate versions of Tom's canon. For Stoppard, rock'n'roll is now history, tamed and tagged, endlessly replayed, echoing softly through the iPod eternity. In the play he makes his case for how and why it is important history, and how it all really ended when Communism did, or when vinyl did, or even when Syd, his Elvis, stopped singing."
(Yeah, like I was just saying, mild in the streets.)
(via Mr. Reynolds at blissblog