Monday, March 12, 2007

it's not often you get an email that starts like this:

Her Majesty's Consul-General, New York
Sir Alan Collins, KCVO CMG
In partnership with
Creative London and UK Trade & Investment

Requests the pleasure of your company for a

London Music Industry Masterclass
With Guest Speaker
Malcolm McLaren
(Part of the Live from London Showcase)

Followed by a networking reception with representatives
from the British music industry

Tuesday 13th March 2007
5:30pm to 7:30pm

I totally forgot about this, and shit, it's tomorrow... I should go though shouldn't I? Not only is Malcy an old hero (no really, despite the drubbing in Rip It Up, I used to follow everything he did--read all the interviews avidly, cut them out and kept them--right up until "Madame Butterfly" whereupon I totally lost interest; it was really him and Lydon that were the ex-Pistols (and Malcom was in the band, really, let's be honest) whose trajectories grabbed the imagination) but he's bound to be entertaining, and it'll just be weird, won't it?

Talking of joining the Establishment, check out this article by Malcolm in the New York Times on his love of fine wine.

Oh and talking of old punkies, just caught a bit of Patti Smith performing as part of her induction into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, doing "Rock'n'Roll Nigger"... when you're being installed into a museum-pantheon, can you really sing the lines "outside of society/is where I wanna be" with conviction? Apparently.

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