Osservatorio Retromania (1)

That's what he wants pop music to do; not to think of its past in terms of repertoire or standards, but as a series of chokes and shackles from which, in existential fashion, it must perpetually break free. Though far from being a Luddite, he worries about websites such as YouTube that clog the present with too many yesterdays: "History must have a dustbin, or history will be a dustbin, a gigantic, sprawling garbage heap."

"He" è ovviamente riferito a Simon Reynolds. Da queste parti è già fotta per Retromania, il suo nuovo libro in uscita questo mese. L'articolo del Guardian dell'altro giorno è un buon modo per entrare in argomento.