Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 1 , month unknown, 1988

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 122:

Some of the singers one sees nightly on the video stations are pretty cute. That's just the trouble. They're selling themselves, not a transferable music. Where is the music here so championed by Sandow and Rockwell? Not certainly in a composer. Springstein (pretty cute) pains me physically with his Born in the U.S.A. rasped from a strep throat.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 122. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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Born in the USA
written by Bruce Springsteen
performed by Bruce Springsteen

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 , month unknown, 1988
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:52:14 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:21:19 +0000