Friday, April 09, 2010


Malcolm McLaren is gone. Although he apparently wasn't entirely upstanding, he was a fascinating cultural genius who always seemed a notch smarter than his subjects (possibly excluding Lydon).

In addition to supreme management and packaging skills, he also produced some interesting music himself. His weirdly eclectic, but immensely satisfying "Duck Rock" album from 1983 has always been a huge favorite of mine.