Glam-slam-thank-YOU-John! Says the dome-meister…
By Uncle Blurt
It’s called the John Peel Lecture, and it’s held annually featuring a notable music personality holding forth on, ahem, music. Yesterday, Sept. 27, none other than Brian Eno did the proverbial holding forth and you can hear the podcast HERE (BBC Radio 6) in which he delves into what he calls “the ecology of… a single huge organism we call Culture.”
Longtime Eno watchers won’t find tons of material in the lecture that surprises them (those of us who got to see his amazing “Illustrated Talk” lecture/standup-comedy/dissertation at MoogFest a few years ago in 2011 – video HERE – which we discussed as well, will understand that immediately). But it is consistent with the gentleman’s inherent gifts – which includes a hefty dose of humor, fyi – so all concerned will get a huge kick out of the deal.
As the BBC noted ahead of the event: “Brian Eno will seek to demonstrate how the whole complex of individuals and institutions engaged in culture – artists, broadcasters, gallerists, promoters, DJs, managers, lawyers, fans – are symbiotically connected parts of a single huge organism which we call Culture. He will outline some of his thinking on this very unpredictable ecology and explore the interconnective relationships between the elements and components that combine to create our culture, and show how cultural processes confer essential and important benefits on society.”
Well, all right then! Bring those benefits on, Bri!