Friday, January 15, 2010

The wages of sin

Marianne Faithfull? Isn't she dead? Drugs, maybe?

Not quite, reports pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones.

In 200 or so wicked words in the Jan. 18, 2010 issue of the New Yorker, he notes that Faithfull, a '60s British Invasion icon, still "appears." Not "sings."

Frere-Jones recaps her career and concludes, "Her voice is the sound of sin, finally collecting its wages."

It's enough drive a reader to Romans 6:23 in the King James Version of the Bible.

Easily infuenced by a well turned phrase, I bought Faithfull's latest CD Easy Come Easy Go (Behold, I am RetroMan).

He's right.