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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Harry Goes to a Gig


Music and clothes have always been linked as far as I am concerned. Not surprising as my adolescent years were the sixties.

I have retained my enthusiasm for music, both old, and, importantly, new. But music and fashion don't seem to be so closely linked. Pete Townshend is always stylishly turned out and seems to innately know what works well for a man of his stature and demeanour. Unlike so many of his generation. But I can't off-hand think of an artist or a band who has recently prompted me to wonder where they get themselves kitted out. Certainly not Radiohead.
The other evening I went to see Joan as Policewoman. The fantastic Joan Wasser was launching her new album. I had seen her twice before and her performance was captivating. I can thoroughly recommend either of her two records ( if that's what we still call them)
Joan looked gorgeous as ever, but it was her bass player who particularly caught my eye. 
Rainy Orteca, a slight , impish presence on stage. And so stylish. A very well-fitted man's suit, and a well chosen shirt and tie combination. The business. Definitely the best dressed person in the room. And how refreshing to see someone on stage that actually did prompt the question; 'I wonder where they got that?'

3 comments:

greying pixie said...

Well, I know when you say 'artist' you probably mean music artist. But if we take it in its broader sense then David Hockney wins hands down. By far the best dressed man of his generation, always has been and always will be.

Linda Grant said...

Tsk, Harry, there's a split infinitive there, and you with a degree in English Literature.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you mentioned Pete Townshend...that guy has great style. He learned from his mod days and never looked back. He's a fine example of a man staying sharp in a way that fits his personality, body type, and keeping up w/ the times.