The “tragic lesbian” storyline is one that I find particularly tedious. Another example of a simplistic reading is the often-repeated line that Dusty was “influenced by black music.” Of course she was, but it begs the question, well, what does that mean, “black” music? What about Dusty’s relationship to “white” music then? I wanted to dig beneath the surface of notions like these because I really think they affect the way we hear the music.
— The title of Annie Randall’s book I mentioned last week is:
Dusty: Queen of the Postmods. It’s an academic book but don’t hold
that against it.
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