Thursday, July 04, 2002

Tim Parks wrote an acclaimed book on his experiences following Hellas Verona over a single season. Many argued that his stance towards the more lumpen of his fellow Verona fans was a little too sympathetic, still an excellent if slightly irritating book though.
Now he has written an excellent, if slightly irritating piece for the New York Review of Books (found on PLEP). He adopts Orwells view of serious sport being war minus the shooting to analyse the World Cup. Despite a couple of discrepencies it provides much food for thought and I recommend it. It's very long.

Janice Ian articulates what I have always thought about downloading music, much better than I ever could. Being an artist she also speaks from a position of moral strength.
Following the demise of audiogalaxy, a useful guide to potential alternatives
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