Friday, September 23, 2005
big big round of applause for Langdon Winner for his having identifed, in 1975 believe it or not, the essence and mechanism of Rockism (in the bad sense we all agree on), in his review of Born To Run in the Real Paper, which bore the witty title "Bruce Springsteen's Nobel Prize Bid," and noted how Brucie "has gone to the finest pop schools. He respects his elders. He bears the finest credentials and upholds the highest standards. Like all dutiful epigones, he threatens to become the consummate bore..... [Born to Run is] the complete monument to rock and roll orthodoxy."