Tuesday, March 24, 2015

R.I.P. Danny Schechter

"Danny Schechter, the News Dissector" was how I heard Danny Schechter introduced on the airwaves of WBCN ("The Rock of Boston") back in the mid-1980s. He was a wizard of editing, putting together audio collages that sent pointed messages about politics, society and social justice. He contributed heavily to the album and single Sun City, which I celebrated over four years ago. The Wikipedia article on the record is fascinating for the details Schechter himself provides, though unfortunately his quotations are unsourced and for all I know are apocryphal.

The News Dissector passed away last Thursday at the age of 72.

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