Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Dr Munks Popleksikon"

Last year Norwegian author Ragnar Hovland wrote "Dr Munks Popleksikon" (Samlaget 2008). This is a travel through Hovland's record collection, and not at all like the usual listings of the best albums there is. Hovland's descriptions are personal and very fun (in Norwegian of course).
On Robert Wyatt he says (my translation, please excuse): "You are safe to invest in any of his records, and when you don't know what to play, you may always play Robert Wyatt. If you do, then that day won't be wasted".