Thursday, January 03, 2008

Brian Eno adds ambience to adolescent angst


Nick Clegg, the new leader of the UK's Liberal Democrat party, has recruited Brian Eno (above) as an adviser on youth problems to help him fix Britain's "broken politics". Good news; because not only is Eno a respected contemporary musician, he is also 59. I can now look forward both to the Liberal Democrats winning the next general election, and to Brian Eno conducting the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Day concert in 2031.

More on politician's musical tastes here and here.
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2 comments:

Pliable said...

Is the resemblance between Brian Eno's avatar and the 'droogs' in Stanley Kubrick's film A Clockwork Orange just a coincidence?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange_%28film%29

Pliable said...

Email received:

I don’t know if this got unnoticed in the UK:

Brian Eno is also a member of :

“The European Council on Foreign Relations was launched in October 2007 to promote a more integrated European foreign policy in support of shared European interests and values. With its unique structure, ECFR brings a genuinely pan-European perspective on Europe’s role in the world:

* ECFR was founded by a council whose members include serving and former ministers and parliamentarians, business leaders, distinguished academics, journalists and public intellectuals. Their aim is to promote a new strategic culture at the heart of European foreign policy.

* With offices in seven countries, ECFR’s in-house policy team brings together some of Europe’s most distinguished analysts and policy entrepreneurs to provide advice and proposals on the EU’s big global challenges.

* ECFR’s pan-European advocacy and campaigns will work through the internet and the media to make the necessary connections between innovative thinking, policy-making and civic action”

See : http://www.global-elite.org/node/434

BT