Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winkle Gathering

I was reading the New York Times obituary for John Storm Roberts, a noted world music scholar.

The last paragraph in the obit is a quotation from Roberts about the type of music that he was willing to put out on his Original Music label:
“I don’t care how esoteric it is, but it’s got to be terrific,” he said. “Not this ‘you-can’t-hear-it-and-it’s-terribly-performed-but-it’s-really-very-interesting-because-it’s-the-only-winkle-gathering-song-to-come-out-of-southeastern-Sussex’ attitude.”
When my cursor lingered over the underlined "winkle-gathering," the floating text that popped up said, "Yes, there really is such a thing. Here is a picture of it."

Pretty cheeky for the Old Grey Lady, no?

The link goes here.

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