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Richard Palmer me ha enviado esta foto con el libro y una interesante reflexión que le ha dejado su lectura...
De: Richard Palmer
Enviado el: martes, 28 de diciembre de 2021 12:38
Para: Fuentes Lopez, Abel
I certainly learned a lot of stuff I didn’t know about Supertramp from your book.
The most interesting aspect of your rersearches for me is your portrait of Roger. I’m sure anyone who has had dealings with him over the years will agree with me not only that he is an extraordinarily talented musician and songwriter, but also a most charming and amicable man. But he’s also made some pretty bad choices, and sometimes seemed to be insensitive and shortsighted concerning the feelings of those around him.
Your book illustrates well how Supertramp, like most other rock bands who enjoy the highest levels of commercial success for an extended period, became trapped in a self-referential bubble, which makes it difficult for individual members to relate to a world beyond their professional careers.
Perhaps Roger was trying to break out of this bubble for much of his time as an integral part of the band, and perhaps he had the problem of not quite knowing what he ought to be looking for outside of it.
Both Rick and Roger speak directly to their followers through the music they create, while revealing very little of their personalities. They have never been role models, neither popular heroes nor unmasked villains. And yet their songs touch people in a very personal way, as I have often been able to observe. This makes Supertramp for me a bit mysterious.
I wish you all the very best for 2022.