Graham Reid | | 1 min read
In the Nineties when I was writing a regular column for Real Groove magazine, the idea was offered to do something on Ludwig Van Beethoven . . . in a way that lay people might actually read.
In other words, make it amusing and have references which rock culture people would recognise.
It seems, from reading this again -- it was sent to me recently -- that the Beet-bio pix Immortal Beloved with Gary Oldman as Van the Man was in cinemas. Although he looks more like Keith Richards in the photo here.
Never one to shy from a stupid idea -- hence these articles at Elsewhere -- I pulled out some Beethoven (I actually have quite a bit, box sets on vinyl and such) and sat down to listen.
Until I got bored and out of my depth, so I poured another glass and started to write.
This was the result.
Make of it what you will.
(Not the only time ol' Ludwig Van has appeared at Elsewhere incidentally, see here)